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RE: Backup && Restore

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of Joerg Fritsch

> I have slapd and a large database going with it. Are there any 
> recommended procedures for backup and restore ? Does only the 
> /var/lib/ldap (the database directory) need to be backed up to tape ? Is 
> it recommended to stop slapd for the time of the backup ?

Yes, you should stop slapd first. Otherwise you can not get an accurate
backup. You might want to backup the directory where slapd.conf lives in
addition to the actual database directory.

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