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RE: backing up: slapcat vs. ldapsearch vs. db_checkpoint

On 7 Apr 2004, Kent L. Nasveschuk wrote:

> I read some of the postings on backups using slapcat and wondering if I
> am doing this correctly. I'm currently using ldbm as a backend to
> OpenLDAP. I've used slapcat without shutting down slapd, to an ldif
> file. Should I not be doing that? 

No, you should not.

> With all the recent posts regarding ldbm vs. Berkeley DB I decided to
> try an installation an OpenLDAP installation and restore with Berkeley
> DB 4.2.52. I will probably switch to this over the summer.

A good decision.

> Am I missing something about doing backups differently with an ldbm
> database vs. Berkeley DB?

Have a look at the FAQ whose link I posted previously, along with
this one:


> On Wed, 2004-04-07 at 11:55, Kirk A. Turner-Rustin wrote:
> > 
> > Yes, it does. See this FAQ entry (third paragraph up from the bottom)
> > for more info:
> > 
> > http://www.openldap.org/faq/index.cgi?_highlightWords=backbdb%20slapcat&file=756

Kirk Turner-Rustin
Information Systems
Ohio Wesleyan University