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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?