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Re: Deleting+Adding data while server is running
Thanks all for the response.
On 4/20/05, Greg Matthews <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-04-19 at 21:31 -0700, Safdar Kureishy wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a situation where I want to drop all the data within an
> > OpenLDAP server and then do a massive batch import while the server is
> > still running. I've run into the problem where if I invoke slapadd,
> > the server needs to be shutdown, but am not sure if this is a
> > necessity or that I may be doing something wrong.
> what does keeping the server running gain for you if you are deleting
> all the entries? Adding large amounts of data to a running server is
> never going to be quick - the directory is optimised for read, not
> > So, my questions are:
> > 1) Firstly, what is the best way of doing this (full delete + import)
> > so that the performance is optimal?
> shutdown the server.
> > 2) What is the optimal way of doing this if I want the server to be
> > running throughout?
> You can turn off transaction logging but that would have to be permanent
> (DB_CONFIG is only read on startup I believe). Then you would still have
> to use ldapmodify
> > 3) What is the performance impact of the above approaches (if different)?
> try it.
> > Thanks,
> > Safdar
> Greg Matthews
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