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Is this a good method for backup of slapd backend?


until now, I've been using 'ldbmcat -n /var/.../id2entry.dbb  > backup'
for performing backups. To ensure consistency, the server must be
brought down to do this; I consider this a great disadvantage, because
it is not available during the (short) time period this takes.

Would the command
	ldapsearch -S "" -L \
		-b "$base" \
		-D "$manager" \
		-w "$bindpw" \
		objectclass=* > ${outfile}

suffice for a backup ? Since I bind as manager, there is no 

I'd appreciate your opinions...