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Re: Write to Disk?

--On Friday, October 06, 2006 11:46 AM -0500 Golden Butler <golden@cnt.org> wrote:

Yesterday, we lost power due to an power outage and our openldap server
went down.  When power was restored and the server was back up,

I noticed that a lot of entries that I have entered over a period of time
(about two months) were gone!  Is there a way to ensure that openldap
write changes to the database to disk instantly?  Any help or suggestions
would be greatly appreciated, thanks.


You don't say what backend you are using, but I'll assume bdb or hdb, since you don't want to use ldbm. See the "checkpoint" directive in the slapd-bdb(5) man page. This issue has been discussed many many times on the software list. Of course, I recommend you be using OpenLDAP 2.3 as well, since IIRC, the checkpoint directive didn't function entirely as intended in OpenLDAP 2.2.


Quanah Gibson-Mount
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ITS/Shared Application Services
Stanford University
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