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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.
=== God Bless Us All ===