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Re: how to configure multi-master
On Sunday 20 July 2008 22:12:38 Liutauras Adomaitis wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 11:19 AM, Dieter Kluenter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Hi,
> > "Liutauras Adomaitis" <email@example.com> writes:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I feel a little bit spaming this list, but still - how to setup
> > multi-master?
> > > Reading
> > > http://www.zytrax.com/books/ldap/ch7/#ol-syncrepl
> > > http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin24/replication.html
> > > gave me impression that simply adding serverID in global (above
> > > database) section, syncrepl and overlay syncprov in database section
> > > should give me multi master setup. THis did worked - meaning I got the
> > > same data on both servers, but I couldn't make updates to either of
> > > servers. Google says absolutely nothing about that. The error is
> > > "shadow context; no update referral at ..." Adding updateref directive
> > > to conf file seemed to me
> > wrong,
> > > because multi master is meant to be multi write nodes setup, so I
> > > didn't
> > tried
> > > that. After about four hours of searching for any full working example
> > > of multi-master implementation I decided to put mirror mode true on
> > > both
> > servers
> > > at the end of conf file - that did the trick.
> > > So do I need add mirror mode or not? It is not clear the difference of
> > > multi-master and mirror mode, which I asked on different message.
> > > I didn't tried setting mirror mode false and see if updates are
> > > working,
> > but
> > > if this is what I missed, then it is very strange, that official
> > > administrators guide is missing such a key point.
> > Multi-way replication and mirror mode are two different
> > aproaches. While ldap servers configured for n-way replication are
> > all visible and available by all clients and all allowing all
> > operations. Mirror mode is a sort of backup and standby system. Only
> > one ldap server should be visible and available, thus allowing write
> > operations, while the second ldap-server is in hot standby position,
> > and only available to clients if the first server fails.
> > Run test050 to get simple configuration examples for n-way
> > replication. For mirror mode configuration see
> > http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin24/replication.html, part 17.3.2 and
> > 17.4.4
> Your explanation has answered the other my question "difference between
> multi master and mirror mode".
> I was always using Mandriva rpms and never compiled openldap by myself. But
> few days ago I did compiling of openldap srpm and saw it doing some tests.
No need to compile to get the tests, just 'urpmi openldap-tests', and as a
normal (non-root) user you should be able to run all the tests as follows:
$ make -C /usr/share/openldap/tests/ tests
Note that it is configured to work in $TMP/openldap-testrun by default. For
your purposes, you may want to:
$ cd /usr/share/openldap/tests
$ ./run test050
Now look in $TMP/openldap-testrun
> I'm going to dig arround for how to make this test050 on Mandriva.
No need to dig, as we ship the tests ready-to-run ...
BTW, 2.4.11 is available in backports for 2008.1 as of Friday.