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RE: backup (was: slapcat cannot open database - why?)
Me to - VERY interested in a portable backup.
From: Roland Rosenfeld [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 18. januar 2001 09:44
To: Kurt D. Zeilenga
Cc: OpenLDAP Software
Subject: backup (was: slapcat cannot open database - why?)
On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:
> > slapcat: could not open database.
> Make sure slapd is not running.
Ah, many thanks, that helped.
But this doesn't help me with my initial problem: I want to backup the
LDAP server. Is it safe to backup the gdbm files only? I personally
would prefer to backup a LDIF file, which can also be used on a
machine with a different hardware architecture. That's why I was
looking for slapcat. But on a production machine I cannot stop slapd
while running slapcat, because the server needs to be available all
So my new question is: how do you backup the data of your LDAP servers?