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Re: RE: multiple slapd Accessing one data area
Thanks for your reply.
I am using back ldbm with BDB 2.4.14 of sleepycat which comes with the default rpm on Red hat Linux 6.2.
what i wanted was to setup multiple ldap servers on different machines and all of them contacting one machine called the data server, for the database files of ldap(in this case .dbb files).
if it is not possible with NFS.
Then has anyone got any idea about if it is possible with Coda File system.
also can anyone point me to, where i can find information about how ldbm manages and works with the bdb.
looking forward for reply
On Sat, 01 Dec 2001 Howard Chu wrote :
> If you're using back-ldbm I'm pretty sure that none of
> the available
> database libraries (ndbm, gdbm, bdb) support multiple
> access across NFS.
> None of (ndbm, gdbm) are even suited for multiple
> access on a single host.
> gdbm runs in N-readers/1-writer mode; since back-ldbm
> opens the database in
> RW mode there's no way multiple slapd instances could
> access the database.
> BDB supports locking on a per-page basis (and so,
> perhaps it will allow
> multiple slapds on a single database) but in general
> its lock system lives
> in shared memory, which also does not propagate across
> NFS. (The BDB
> documentation explicitly says not to store BDB
> databases in NFS, for this
> and other reasons.)
> So, if you have a working NFS implementation (with
> working lockd) then gdbm
> shouldn't allow you to even open the database multiple
> times. If you don't
> have a working lockd, then you will probably corrupt
> the database very
> quickly. For bdb, you will just corrupt the database.
> Note that bdb (at least in version 3, I dunno about
> earlier versions) has an
> RPC interface that could allow you to run multihost
> access without using
> NFS. But there's nothing in slapd that will set this up
> for you.
> -- Howard Chu
> Chief Architect, Symas Corp. Director, Highland
OpenSource Development and Support
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
> > [mailto:owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org]On
> Behalf Of rj
> > Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 9:41 PM
> > To: openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
> > Subject: multiple slapd Accessing one data area
> > Hi Dear List,
> > is it possible in openldap1.2.9 for multiple slapd on
> > systems to access one data area ( all the .dbb files)
> if yes
> > where do i specify it.
> > one option that i can think of now is mounting via
> > and what i have done is
> > on machine A i have ldap server with data in /aaa
> directory. now
> > from system B i mount the /aaa of machine A in
> Read/Write Mode
> > and in the slapd.conf file i give the directory as
> the mount
> > point. when i start the servers on both the machines
> i am able to
> > perform search successfully, but any modification,
> add or del are
> > only getting reflected when i restart the server. is
> it the
> > problem with the File system r the underlying
> database "locking"
> > mechanism. can someone make this clear to me.
> > Or do we have other options.
> > Thanks in advance
> > Regards,
> > RJ