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Re: Increase ldap processing speed

>>I am using openldap in a PC with chip Pentium III 800Mhz, 
>>128 MB RAM and 20GB IDE Hardisk. When my ldap entries grown 
>>up to 100.000, ldap server responses became too slow. 
>>How can I increase the ldap processing speed?
>>Is there any one know how many entries openldap can store?
>Try the following steps:
>1. Increase caching on your ldap-server
>2. Extend your use of indeces.
>3. RAM-modules are cheap.. 128 MB on a server is a bit low.
>   This might actually boost things up for you if you add more RAM.
>4. Are you running in ATA100-mode or something similar?
>   If not, this might be an idea.
>I also would be careful with running server-stuff on IDE-disks

Yes, dump the ATA drives.  Most have no check-sum or error correction
anyway,  so "new" is a very false sense of security.

>if performance and liability are issues for your concern.
> SCSI is your servers best friend :-)

I have a performance tuning section in my LDAP presentation -

As well as a general performance tuning presentation (for LINUX) at -

And a presentation on Disk Management which explains why you should
ditch ATA and has some performance related info-