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RE: backend documentation
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of Hallvard B Furuseth
> Considering the number of requests for help with configuration of the
> bdb backend, I'd like to add a few words comparing bdb and ldbm in the
> The BDB backend to slapd is the recommended backend for a
> normal slapd
> + However, unlike the ldbm backend, it takes some care to configure it
> + properly.
> It uses the Sleepycat Berkeley DB (BDB) package to store
> data. (...)
We probably need to drag some of the FAQ text into here.
> - The LDBM backend to slapd is a database which uses one of
> - GNU DBM, MDBM or NDBM to store data.
> + This is the database backend which is easiest to configure.
> + It uses one of BerkeleyDB, GNU DBM, MDBM or NDBM to store data.
> + It uses fewer features of Berkeley DB than the bdb backend.
We don't still support NDBM, do we?
> Also, I'd like to add a BACKENDS section in front of EXAMPLES in
> man/man5/slapd.conf.5 which describes the backends, more or less
> copied from the slapd-*.5 manpages:
I'm not a fan of redundant verbiage, but I guess this wouldn't hurt.
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. Director, Highland Sun
Symas: Premier OpenSource Development and Support