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Re: Backing up LDAP database

On 29/09/99 at 17:43:23 -0700, Kurt D. Zeilenga spoke thus :
> At 09:41 AM 9/30/99 +1000, Andrew Kemp wrote:
> >/usr/local/sbin/ldbmcat -n db/id2entry.gdbm > bak/backup.ldif
> >However, with NO users connected to the database (ie: just started and
> >only known to the developers), when I run this command I get the
> >following :  "db/id2entry.gdbm: Operation would block"
> Users don't connect to the database, slapd does.  The LDBM
> backend uses file locking to keep folks from running LDBM
> tools are active databases.
> The "proper" way to do a back up is to:
>  1) shutdown slapd
>  2) copy database using either
>        a) cp -r dbdir savedir
>     or
>        b) cp dbdir/id2entry.* savedir
>  3) restart slapd
> You can generate an LDIF from the copy if you desire, but I
> generally just archive a copy if id2entry.

Thanks Kurt.

BTW, if you have the id2entry copy and you have a failure, which tools
do you use to recover to a workable database ? ie: build all indexes, etc?



Andrew Kemp

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