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Re: BDB vs. HDB

Howard Chu wrote:

Matthew J. Smith wrote:

On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 10:05 -0800, Howard Chu wrote:

The issue with db_verify remains in OpenLDAP 2.2 back-hdb on Little-Endian
(e.g. Intel x86) hardware. The issue is gone in OpenLDAP 2.3. Since the fix
involves an incompatible database format change, it will not be backported to 2.2.

Thank you for the info. Does this impact any other db_* tools? Can I expect proper behavior from db_recover, db_archive, etc?

It also affects db_load; i.e., a database dumped with db_dump will be unusable if reloaded with db_load. None of the other tools are affected, and there is no issue on Sparc or other Big-Endian architectures.

By the way, this byte ordering issue affects both back-bdb and back-hdb, and both are fixed in 2.3.

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