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Re: import LDIF file from openldap to redhat directory server

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 08:41:27AM -0800, Ivan Ordonez wrote:

> I have run "slapcat -l export.ldif" many times without stopping the ldap 
> service and it seems fine, and worked perfectly.  Was there any reason 
> why the service need to be stop while running slapcat? Just curious.

It depends on which version of OpenLDAP you have. Recent versions
permit slapcat while running, but in early versions this can
cause major problems. Without knowing the exact version the safest
advice is to stop the server first.

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