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Failure to delete entry with multi-master replication
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- Subject: Failure to delete entry with multi-master replication
- From: "Kyle Blaney" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 16:45:32 -0500
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- Thread-topic: Failure to delete entry with multi-master replication
I have encountered a situation with multi-master replication in OpenLDAP
2.4.21 where an entry deleted on one server is not deleted from its
peer. I'm using Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.
Here's what I did:
1. Configure Network Time Protocol with server A as the NTP master and
server B as the NTP slave.
2. Configure multi-master replication between server A (server ID=1) and
server B (server ID=2).
3. Start OpenLDAP service on servers A and B.
4. Add an entry to server A and ensure it's replicated to server B.
5. Add an entry to server B and ensure it's replicated to server A.
6. Stop OpenLDAP service on server A.
7. Delete an entry on server B.
8. Start OpenLDAP service on server A with sync debugging enabled (-d
At this point, I expected that the entry deleted from server B would be
deleted from server A. Instead, the entry remained on server A and
slapd displayed the following (with the entry's DN X'ed out):
do_syncrep2: rid=001 LDAP_RES_INTERMEDIATE - REFRESH_DELETE
Entry XXXXXX CSN 20100209193028.621799Z#000000#001#000000 older or equal
to ctx 20100209193028.621799Z#000000#001#000000
Why wouldn't the entry deleted on server B also deleted from server A?
Is the failure to delete the entry related to the "entry CSN older or
equal to context CSN" message?
Unfortunately, I have been unable to reproduce the failure since I first
saw it. All subsequent tests have shown that the entry deleted from
server B is deleted from server A when the OpenLDAP service on server A