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Re: Partitions (definition)
On Thursday 05 June 2003 16:39, Turbo Fredriksson wrote:
> Is the word 'partition' (in the LDAP world) a 'recognised'
> word? Is there any definitions on what it is (and possibly
> it's use)?
> I got an explanation about a year ago (on this list), but
> reviewing it again, I find it fuzzy to say the least :)
I know the concept of partitions from Novell eDirectory
where it describes a branch of a directory that is replicated
among a set of servers.
To be exact it does not necessarily need to be a full branch.
Subordinate branches of the branch may be in their own partitions.
A partition always has exactly one top node and expands
down to all nodes below that node except where a subordinate
partition starts, which itself needs to have exactly one top node .....
If you do not have any sub-partitions you only have one partition
starting at the rootDSE.
At least that's what I made of the Novell descriptions of partitions.
Looking at it with the OpenLDAP glasses on, partitions habe a
close resemblance to databaseses. They have a top node, they
usually consist of whole branches, and they may have subordinate
The biggest difference is that the root partition in Novell does not
have an equivalent in openLDAP.