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RE: Problem with my ldap server and users
Hello Buchan and hello Quanah
Thank you for your mails.
I was now able to fix it, but first some more details.
The server crashed the day before, so it wasn't shutdown cleanly. After
the server was rebooted and slapd started again, did it overwrite one of
the log.0000xxx files (the one where it was restarted the last time
correctly). I tried to fix it then with a db4.2_recover, but because one
of the logfiles was missing (overwritten by a new one) was that not
I was only able to fix it by deleting the whole database and
re-importing everything again :(
I do now a daily restart of the database, so at least this issue should
I don't yet upgrade the version, because I want to keep the debian (3.1)
package so that I'm able to use apt-get to update my system. If debian
decides to update to 2.3 then fine :) but I guess they won't in this
Anyway thanks for your help, I learned once again a lot about LDAP!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: openldap-software-bounces+poberli=hsr.ch@OpenLDAP.org
> On Behalf Of Buchan Milne
> Sent: Donnerstag, 4. Januar 2007 18:42
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: Oberli Patrick (email@example.com)
> Subject: Re: Problem with my ldap server and users
> On Thursday 04 January 2007 19:06, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> > --On Thursday, January 04, 2007 10:01 AM +0100 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > Any ideas what this could be?
> > >
> > > This is a default debian installation which ldapd version:
> > > slapd -V
> > > @(#) $OpenLDAP: slapd 2.2.23 (May 30 2005 08:52:42) $
> > Yes, you need to upgrade to a later release. Preferably,
> 2.3, which
> > has auto recovery. It sounds like your database is not being shut
> > down cleanly, and you are not running db_recover when that
> happens. There were
> > many issues with the 2.2.23 release, IIRC. 2.2.30 was the
> last release in
> > the 2.2 series, and 2.3 is now up to 2.3.32.
> 2.3.31 is the latest (by tarballs available, and tags) that I
> can see ... and here I was just about to build new packages
> with patches for the most recent
> 3 post-2.3.31 ITSs ...
> > 2.3 adds many nice new
> > features in addition to significant performance increases.
> Of course, there could be other reasons for the problems the
> user is having.
> E.g., this could be ldbm data integrity problems (just
> switching to bdb should fix that). Upgrading to 2.3.x with
> ldbm may not have any benefit ...
> Patrick, it may be best giving some details of your database
> backend, and any
> configuration you have for it (e.g. checkpoint and use or not
> of a DB_CONFIG
> file in the case of bdb). If you're not sure, the relevant
> bits of your
> slapd.conf would be useful.
> Buchan Milne
> ISP Systems Specialist - Monitoring/Authentication Team Leader