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Re: Data portability between slaves

On Thu, 30 Mar 2006, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:

> > Given two slaves with identical releases and data, how portable are 
> > the BDB files and SLAPCAT files between them?  That is, does the 
> > entryUUID attribute (or anything else) contain host-specific 
> > information?
> They are identical (or should be).


> I've recovered a slave after hard drive failure several times simply by 
> stopping slapd on a different slave, and then copying the database from 
> that replica to the one with the new hard drive (note that you want to 
> run db_recover after stopping slapd, before copying over the files).

To make db_recover update the *.bdb files from the log?  I know it's done 
on startup, but I would've thought that a sync would have been done on 
shutdown, too.  That explains a couple of things I've seen...

> entryUUID, etc, *must* be the same on all systems for syncrepl to work 
> correctly.

Yes, but I was concerned that each host would have its own fingerprint 

Thanks again.

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