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Re: Write changed immediately to disk
On Thursday 21 February 2008 17:20:41 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Hello List,
> i was busy the last few days so i could not investigate in this thread.
> My System:
> - Ubuntu Dapper 6.06
> - OpenLdap 2.2.26
> - Database: dbd
> I need to restart slapd each time after i make a change. If i do not
> restart slapd and reset my server the changes are not beeing saved.
> - Add Samba user to Database
> - I Wait 5mins
> - Execute "sync"
> - reset the box
> - The Added user disapears or is not there anymore.
> It would be no problem is slapd or my OS need like 10 or 20 secs to write
> to disk. But after 5 mins i would expect the changed to be saved!
This can be solved with a checkpoint statement, and running
db_checkpoint -h /path/to/database as the user that runs slapd from cron (2.3
and onwards do checkpoints automatically according to the configuration).
However, you should also ensure that db_recover is called before slapd is
> If i run the example with restarting slapd before the reset then my
> database looks fine!
Most likely during shutdown, slapd hasn't exited by the time the shutdown
script kills all processes.
> Any idea how i could fix this? Any workarounds or tips?
> There are no OpenLdap Backports for Dapper and i really need to stay with
Honestly, bite the bullet and upgrade. You're wasting your time working around
issues that are now taken care of for you, and then you're still on a release
not supported by the developers.