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chaining replication to setup a delta backup scheme
Is it possible to have openldap replicate in the following manner?
A -> B -> C
The reason for this configuration is that I am thinking about building a system with a hot standby and an online delta backup by leveraging openldap's replication capability.
The way this works is this.
A will constantly replicate to B. If A goes down B will take it's place.
B will have replication turn on but slurpd TURN OFF. This way, the replication log will grow throughout the day.
At mid night, a cron job will copy the replication log from B to C and name it with today's date. In addition, the cron job will also apply the replication log from N days ago to the slapd running on C. In other words, the slapd on C is N days behind and there are N number of replication log file. Each replication log file contains the change delta of one day.
In the above system:
A - primary
B - standby
C - N day delta backup
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