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Re: commit: ldap/servers/slapd/tools slapcommon.c

Today at 4:03pm, Pierangelo Masarati wrote:

> > On Mar 3 at 2:36pm, Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:
> >
> >> I suggest that no options always refer to the "same" database
> >> for all (current and hopefully future) tools.   Instead of
> >> saying the default is "-n 1", we want to say the default is
> >> the first backend which is not subordinate and not a monitor
> >> backend.  I guess I'm fine with that... as long as you think
> >> no one is ever going to implement slapcat'ing (or other tools)
> >> for the monitor backend.
> >
> > Just to play devil's advocate...
> >
> > Wouldn't being able to slapcat the monitor backend allow me to do
> > periodic slapcats and compare the output to see the changes so I can do
> > trend analysis/graphing?
> Slapcat is intended to read the contents of a db while the server
> is not running.  The monitor database does not exist, it's held in
> a cache while the server is running, and its entries that are not
> constant (e.g. based ont he configuration at startup) are updated
> on request.  This is called "ldapsearch".

Drat.... but I can slapcat the bdb backend while the server is 


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