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Re: Correct procedure to backup LDAP?

Mark Mcdonald wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org [mailto:owner-openldap-
>> software@OpenLDAP.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Grant
>> Subject: Re: Correct procedure to backup LDAP?
>> It's ok to run this while the server is running? That's my biggest fear
>> I suppose.
> It's always safe to run an ldapsearch while your system is running :)
> However, as with any backup procedure, it's wise to choose your backup time carefully.  You usually don't want to choose a time when you expect either heavy reads or heavy writes.  The middle of the night either before or after any other scripts have run is always a safe bet.

perhaps i'm looking too far into this, but....

could the code used to implement syncprov be split off or "tweaked" to be used as a backup utility?  this seems the be the de facto method going
forward for making a copy of your LDAP DIT's.