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Re: Is back-sql production ready ?

<quote who="Mike Bloom">
> Hi,
> I've been using ldap for a few years now, but I've come to the
> realization that I have a lot of mysql databases lying around that
> should be integrated and unified. Its time to move to something more
> robust.
> I'm using openldap-24 and am thrilled with the responsiveness and
> extensibility of the software, but I'm curious about using mysql as a
> back end instead of bdb.
> I've been able get unixODBC up and running without any problems, but I'm
> stumbling a bit over the 10,000 foot view on metadata and how to
> generate metadata to insert a samba 3 object.
> After skimming for a few days, I found this lovely overview
> (http://www.openldap.org/faq/data/cache/978.html) which didn't inspire a
> lot of confidence in how easy it would be to support abstract schemas
> that we might want to host on this system.
>  From this discussion and subsequent threads
> (http://www.openldap.org/lists/openldap-software/200511/msg00504.html) ,
> I'm concerns about the practicality and that  I might have unrealistic
> expectations for being able to deploy 250k records on my mysql cluster
> to service a series of ldap servers over back-sql.
> Does anyone run back-sql in production, and what kind of records on what
> scale of system are you using ?
> I have high confidence that I want to use ldap, but I'd rather right
> provisioning software that talks to a mysql database than to talk to the
> ldap database. To make things more complicated, I suspect we will be
> moving to oracle in the next few years.

I don't mean to sound cheeky or rude, but have you the great page about
RDBMS vs Directories below?


It might help in your decision.


Kind Regards,

Gavin Henry.
Managing Director.

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