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RE: Convert from dbb to gdbm

the LDBM is the "must" because we are using alias objects in our LDAP database and I think there is no support for aliases in BDB.
I'm I wrong?


-----Original Message-----
From: Quanah Gibson-Mount [mailto:quanah@stanford.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 10:37 AM
To: Mavric Domen ITWEN5; openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
Subject: Re: Convert from dbb to gdbm 

--On Wednesday, April 21, 2004 9:27 AM +0200 Mavric Domen    ITWEN5 
<d.mavric@iskratel.si> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was using LDBM database type till recently. Because of some compile and
> linking problems with BerkeleyDB 4.1.25, I switched to GDBM. Now I'm
> stucked with *.dbb database files and no LDIF file. Is it possible
> somehow to convert dbb files to gdbm, since I couldn't find ldbm2ldif
> (ldif2ldbm) tools in OpenLDAP 2.1.25 binaries. Are they still suported?
> And the second question; what are advantages or disadvantages of gdbm in
> comparison to ldbm? Should I try a little more to solve my linking
> problems and stay on Berkeley or it would be easier and painless simply
> to switch to gdbm.

You should forget ldbm entirely and switch to BDB.  The reasons for this 
have been discussed on the list repeatedly.


Quanah Gibson-Mount
Principal Software Developer
ITSS/TSS/Computing Systems
ITSS/TSS/Infrastructure Operations
Stanford University
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