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

Today at 1:23pm, 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?

Absolutely!  You should not be doing that.  I may be remembering it
wrong, but I think there are posts to this list from the last couple of
years about doing slapcap while slapd (back-ldbm) is running and causing

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