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Re: SyncRepl limitations
On Thu, 22 Jun 2006, Mark Mcdonald wrote:
> I'm currently writing a report to justify to the powers above that we
> should upgrade OpenLDAP and move to SyncRepl from slurpd.
You'll be glad you did (upgraded, I mean). If your version of OpenLDAP is
< 2.3.20 or so you should *definitely* upgrade.
> * Using SyncRepl, what are the time limitations as far as slave
> refreshing goes? i.e. master & slave are in sync at the moment, can I
> switch off the slave and turn it on a week later and retrieve all adds,
> updates & deletes that occurred in the week or is there a 24hr limit?
> If there's a limit, is it configurable?
It'll keep trying; if there is a limit I haven't noticed it.
> * Again using SyncRepl, is it possible to create a slave from an empty
> DB? I.e. I create a new slave with an empty DB, can I just start it and
> let syncrepl send the entire contents of the database over the wire? I
> understand this is a great way to congest the network in practice, but
> I'm only interested in theory at the moment.
Yep, and it's fun to watch :-)
> If these aren't possible using syncrepl out-of-the-box then does anyone
> know any other mechanisms for achieving these goals?
It takes a bit of setting up, but it's worth it.
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