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Re: online backup with slapcat?
On Wed, 2005-03-02 at 08:52 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> >>>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.
> >FAQ at openldap.org
> Can someone explain what " For BDB and HDB, slapcat(8) can generally be
> used while the server is running" means. Is it safe or not? I'm still at
> the same point in my understanding. :)
# grep database /usr/local/etc/openldap/slapd.conf
# ldbm database definitions
(ok I'm sloppy on my labels)
my backend is bdb
I would guess that the term 'generally' refers to older versions of
openldap & sleepycat - perhaps < 2.2.13 and 4.2.52 respectively and it
appears that the usage of openldap < 2.2.13 and sleepycat < 4.2.52 are
not supported by this message base anyway.