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Re: Recommendations for adding "MUST" attribute to in-production objectclass?

Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
> Quanah Gibson-Mount writes:
>> <demarco@maya.com> wrote:
>>> Is there a better way of adding a required attribute to an
>>> in-production objectclass?
>> Stop your server, export your database, use Perl's Net::LDAP::LDIF to add 
>> the attribute to every entry it applies to, put your updated schema on the 
>> server, and reload it with the updated LDIF file.
> Or if that gives too long downtime, you can run slapd in read-only mode
> with the old database while rebuilding the new database:

According to the unsatisfying discussions we had on one of the mailing
lists about read-only mode and data consistency I find it really
problematic to recommend a procedure which relies on read-only mode.

I'd recommend to update the schema, restart the server and do the
modifications via LDAP.

Ciao, Michael.