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Re: optimisation

>>I have imported over 40,000 entries (person's) to the server however now
>>when our mail servers  do a look up it times out... it just seems to take
>>ages to retrieve the information. (there are only 40,000 entries in this
>>ldbm - surely it can take more?)
>>We installed Netscape Directory Server on the same machine (different
>>port) and used the same entries and the Mail servers worked fine.
>>Is there something fundamental which I have forgotten to optimise
>>Will the INDEX command help at all and if so how is it best to use this?
>Yes.  Refer to the documentation on slapd.conf.  When you add the index
>you will have to dump your database to an ldif file so that you can
>generate the index.  I've previously posted to this list the procedure
>for how to do this, and you may also find information about it in the
>FAQ-O-MATIC.  Alternatively, you could add the index and reload the
>entire database, which shouldn't take long for only 40,000 entries.
>You should probably have at least presence and equality indexes.

Does anyone have any formulas for tuning the dbcachesize (memory cache for
indexes) and cachesize (memory cache for elements)?  What are the best
statistics to look at to know if these need to grow?  It is my understanding
that "cachesize" is actually the number of objects to cache in memory and not a
Kb number,  since object can vary greatly in size this seems like a real hard
one to manage.

Systems and Network Administrator
Morrison Industries
1825 Monroe Ave NW.
Grand Rapids, MI. 49505