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Re: online backup with slapcat?
--On Sunday, February 27, 2005 7:57 PM -0600 email@example.com wrote:
I am using openldap-2.2.15 on RHES3. We run an online backup of our LDAP
server each night based on the output of ldapsearch. However, we are
considering an offline backup using slapcat using:
I like slapcat because it's fast and can be used to backup internal slapd
attributes. However, the caveat to using slapcat is that it only works
against a database that is closed.
1. is there a way to run slapcat against a live system, i.e., to perform
an online backup?
2. if not, can we get near-slapcat speed and all of the internal
attributes that slapcat can backup using ldapsearch or a comparable tool?
3. is there an even better way to backup openldap databases?
I suggest searching the archives, as it is quite possible to slapcat the DB
without shutting down slapd in OL 2.2, depending on the backend you use.
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