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RE: openldap db wiped?


Unless you are planning on releasing the 2.3 branch soon, this seems like a bug that should be backported to 2.2.

At the very minimum, the man pages should be updated to say what was just said below.  Until this thread, I had no idea that this was going on.  At least now I know why I was still losing changes (even after setting the checkpoint) when it doesn't shut down cleanly....

The man pages give the impression that if you set the checkpoint to 5 minutes, that is how often things will be saved to disk.  Now I find out I actually have to set up a cron job to achieve this?  Yuk.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org [mailto:owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org] On Behalf Of Howard Chu
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 9:45 AM
To: Karolis
Cc: Szuts Attila; openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
Subject: Re: openldap db wiped?

Karolis Dautartas wrote:

>what is the difference between running this script every 5 mins and
>having a "checkpoint 5 X"   directive in slapd.conf?
In OpenLDAP 2.1 and 2.2 the checkpoint directive acts as follows - *when 
there is a write operation*, and more than <check> minutes have occurred 
since the last checkpoint, perform the checkpoint. If more than <check> 
minutes pass after a write without any other write operations occurring, 
no checkpoint is performed, so it's possible to lose the last write that 

In OpenLDAP 2.3 this behavior has been changed; checkpoints occur every 
<check> minutes as I already mentioned in my previous email here.

  -- Howard Chu
  Chief Architect, Symas Corp.       Director, Highland Sun
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