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Re: backup up ldap db

Matthew Palmer wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Nov 2001, Terry Davis wrote:
> > can an ldap db be backed up while in use?  I have seen references of
> > people using slapcat to output the db to text files.
> That apparently shouldn't be used on databases in operation; the database
> files are left in an inconsistent state while the server is in operation.
> The server needs to be shutdown before running slapcat.

I wonder, are the database files (the .dbb) left in an inconsistent
state, or is the resulting ldif file inconsistent?

In other words: do you end up with an inconsistent backup or do you
ruin your database?



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