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Re: bdb backend - reliable or not?

On Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 09:55:46PM +0200, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Matthew Hardin wrote:
> >>Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> >>
> >>(...)
> >>
> >[...]
> >>I digged a bit in the mailing list, and found that OpenLDAP with bdb
> >>backend needs a special startup script to recover from such situations.
> >>
> >>Too bad it isn't mentioned, even short and briefly, in OpenLDAP Admin
> >>Guide.
> >
> >It's not mentioned because it's not needed. In OpenLDAP 2.3 startup scripts
> >should not attempt to recover the database.
> What do you mean: not needed?
> Because admin took care of everything, and the server will recover 
> intelligently from all failures?
> Although it sounds great, lots of posts on this group prove quite the 
> contrary - there are problems with recovery with bdb backends, and for 
> lots of people it takes a couple of crashes to get a good setup.

You mentioned you were using 2.3.6, right? I'm sure there have been a lot of
fixes up to version 2.3.24, which is the current one. You might want to give
that one a shot.