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RE: BDB recovery after power outage

Today at 8:59pm, Tony Earnshaw wrote:

> I'd maintain that there's doco enough. It needs reading and it needs the
> mind of a Unix sysadmin, not an MCSA.

I will have to disagree with you on that point.  There may be 
documentation enough, but the indexes are all messed up.  I have spent 
several hours pouring over the web pages at Sleepy Cat and get lost in 
the referrals from here to there and back again.  

> The problem is, who's to write the splendid doco that you'd like to see?
> I understand that there's a new book out (O'Reilly), perhaps that would
> fill the gap?

You know, from my point of view, the documentation doesn't have to be 
splendid.  But I wish that just one of the people who keep saying that 
the BDB Backend is the way to go and it's so much better than 
LDBM/Berkeley would take the 20 to 30 minutes required to write down the 
answers to the following questions:

1) What is required to set up the BDB Environment optimally for OpenLDAP 
2) What is the daily process(es) that should be done to maintain the 
health of a BDB?
3) OMG the power went out!  To recover the BDB, I do?

> Do hope that this isn't taken as a personal attack, it's not meant as
> such. Just that nobody ever taught me Unix, I learned it through my own
> curiosity. Same as Openldap.

Nobody "taught" me unix either.  However, I find my self in the position 
of the proverbial one armed paper hanger.  I don't have enough time to 
go read the thousands of pages of documentation about any particular 
piece of software.  I need documentation that I can search quickly for 
what I need to know now.  For instance, when I am using a reference 
book, I never use the table of contents in the front of the book.  I 
always use the table of contents that is in the back of the book -- not 
my fault the publisher labelled it "index".

Frank Swasey                    | http://www.uvm.edu/~fcs
Systems Programmer              | Always remember: You are UNIQUE,
University of Vermont           |    just like everyone else.
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