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Re: slurpd replication problem/trying to decide whether or not to switch to openldap 2.2 w/sync repl.

--On Wednesday, March 02, 2005 9:25 AM +1030 David Brown <daveb21@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Quanah,

On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 20:56:35 -0800, Quanah Gibson-Mount
<quanah@stanford.edu> >wrote:

--On Monday, February 28, 2005 9:49 PM -0400 Jose Ildefonso Camargo
Tolosa <icamargo@unet.edu.ve> wrote:

> Hi!
> I'm having several problems with slurp replication.  I have a big
> deployment (one master ldap server and about 25 replicas).  I'm using
> samba as domain controller with ldap backend, and have 22 BDCs in
> remote locations (every one of these has it's ldap replica).  I have
> users that roam around all the locations, so I decided to have only
> one directory, and not a partitioned one.

There were several fixes to slurpd that I'd consider critical in your
environment made in the OpenLDAP 2.2 line.  So yes, I suggest upgrading.
However, I don't suggest using syncRepl in the OpenLDAP 2.2 line.  I
think you are hitting errors in slurpd that have since been fixed.

Why do you suggest not using SyncRepl in 2.2.x? (we're using 2.2.20) Are there known bugs that could cause major issues such as data corruption or is it unreliable etc etc?

If you've watched the OpenLDAP list, the 2.2 syncrepl implementation has been fairly unreliable.


Quanah Gibson-Mount
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ITSS/Shared Services
Stanford University
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