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Re: Corrupt LDAP DB ...
--On Monday, October 31, 2005 9:15 AM +0200 "C.Lee Taylor"
Thank you to everybody, whom has put there 2c worth in ... Distro
discussions aside, I was hoping I put a little more in here ...
>>> Started and stopped correctly, do you mean running slapd with
>>> options to
>>> start and then kill -9 slapd ... Is this incorrect or is there a
>>> better way to shutdown slapd?
>> Using kill -9 on slapd is the same as causing an abnormal shutdown.
>> If you
>> are using kill -9, then you are likely the cause of your data
> More generally: You should *never* use -9 (SIGKILL) on *any* process
> unless all other measures have failed. SIGKILL causes the process to
> be terminated without it being given the chance to exit cleanly.
> Particularly for anything with persistent data store, such as a
> directory service (LDAP) or database server, killing the server daemon
> with SIGKILL will likely result in corrupted data.
Okay, but then what is the correct signal to give slapd to shutdown
nicely? This could be half the problem ...
I suggest you re-read my response. I said what signal to use.
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