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Re: Garbage entries with intense use
The environment was set up by other person, so I can't say much.
We noticed the problem making backups with tar, and recently I have seen
this again. Althoung I deleted some big branches, my tar was some mb
bigger than the one I made a week before. And the .tgz file included all
the .dbb files in the folder.
Howard Chu wrote:
I have noticed that when I do massive updates on my OpenLdap my db
size increases astonishingly, so I have to take an ldif and create
from scratch periodically. Obvioulsy a garbage-entries problem, but
seems to be very frequent. I supose it is a db problem, not an ldap
problem (in that case, it would have been fixed yet ;)). I don't know
exactly wich db uses my server, but it uses .dbb extensions in its
Do you know where is the problem exactly? If the cause is in the db
engine, can you recommend me a better one?
You didn't mention the version numbers of anything you're currently
using. The best available DB engine at the moment is Berkeley DB
4.2.52(+2 patches). Note that database files tend to be sparse, and
generally don't actually use as much disk space as the size in their
directory listing would indicate, so you may be reacting to something
that isn't a real problem.