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