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Re: backup (was: slapcat cannot open database - why?)

Solution that works for me...

	Set up a replica server that is only used for backups.

	On the replica server, kill slapd.

	slapcat > backup.ldif

	Start slapd again on the replica server.

This should give you a snapshot of the directory in LDIF without affecting
an application that might be using the directory. 

On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Roland Rosenfeld wrote:

> Hi Kurt!
> 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
> the time.
> So my new question is: how do you backup the data of your LDAP servers?
> Tschoeeee
>         Roland