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Re: online backup with slapcat?

fuser9bb@hotpop.com 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. :)

I can tell you that we are running 2.2.13 and we use slapcat every night to backup our master server while it is running. Haven't had a problem yet in over six months of using this process.

-- Justin Crabtree Java Programmer Ozarks Technical Community College 447-7533