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Re: backing up openldap directory

Yes, that's what I'm using now - but aren't you supposed to have the
slapd process down while doing that.   I'm assuming that is to guard
against having the 'backup image' in an inconsistent state from
information being changed in the directory.   I don't see this as a
major risk since except for once in a while useradds the write content
into the directory contains housekeeping info from our jetspeed
portal.  Nothing critical that would break the app if it was

I figured I'd ask the experts to see if there was a better way...



On Wed, 08 Dec 2004 13:54:21 -0800, Howard Chu <hyc@symas.com> wrote:
> Vince Taluskie wrote:
> >Are there any good ways to backup an openldap directory without using
> >a replica server?  I'm looking for a technique that allows the
> >directory to stay up and return the directory contents in a
> >superior-order format suitable for re-import.
> >
> >
> This may be a bit too obvious, but the output of slapcat is of course
> suitable for import via slapadd. That's the entire purpose of the program.
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