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Re: Multi Master Enviornment for Openldap 2.3
So here's my situation, I need to setup two openldap instances
that will be setup behind a load balancers and be redundant for
What goal are you trying to accomplish? i.e. do you need two
instances to handle the load, or for reliability? These are two
separate problems and really should be addressed as such.
But i don't want any referrels' to another "master" instance to
make the writes. I want both instances to be able to write and do
the update without a referral and also have the same data across
both instances. I am having trouble figuring out how to setup
openldap to do that but from what I have read so far, syncrepl
seems to be what I should use to get close to what I want. But I
still need some assistance.
Mirrormode, which is available in CVS or Symas's CDS build of
OpenLDAP lets you do something resembling what you seek.
In particular, you can have two servers that are masters and
accepting changes from each other. Unfortunately you absolutely must
ensure that only one of them receives writes at a time, generally via
a load balancer. All replicas and clients would then point at the
If a new entry 'A' gets added to the provider master (ligit entry)
and then a new entry B gets added to the consumer database (ligit
entry), when they replicate, will both provider and master have the
A and B entries? Or will the consumer database be screwed and
whatever the provider has is it?
In mirrormode, both masters are peers with neither one in charge. If
you violate the design assumptions and write to both, they can trade
objects, have disjoint changes, and all sorts of other interesting
and generally undesirable things.
As Dr. Spangler said, "Don't cross the streams."
It doesn't haven't to be Multi-master but I do what the two
instances to have the same data and be able to update requests to
modify/add/delete entries without a refferal..
As long as you only write to one at a time, sure. Otherwise you need
the full elaborate multi-master conflict resolution system, which has
not yet been written. And no, the other directory servers don't
generally have a strict-reliable multi-master either.