Hi J. Bakshi, thanks for replying.|
I followed your suggestion:
1. Stop the LDAP/Samba service.
2. TAR the /var/lib/ldap and copy to another machine
3. Turn off the first server
4. Turn on the second server (identical network, IP, configuration - it's a VM clone)
5. mv /var/lib/ldap /var/lib/ldap-bak
6. Untar the /var/lib/ldap
7. I certified that user/permissions were identical (openldap:openldap)
7. Turn the samba/ldap server on.
When I try to access the users via web interface (ebox), I got a complete machine halt :((
Even tty stopped to work.
PS: I did not copy the slapd.conf because they were identical.
Probably some configuration is missing.
Does somebody have any glue on how to copy an entire LDAP database/configuration ?
Thanks in advance,
Josir Gomes wrote:Hi folks, I just installed a openldap server and I want to test backup/restore routines. I have two machines, one is a clone of the second one.The first one I add several users and then my test is to restore those users in the new machine. To backup, it was easy: slapcat -l /path/to/your/backup.ldif But when I tried to restore, I shutdown the samba/ldap service with: /etc/init.d/ebox samba stop /etc/init.d/ebox slapd stop And then I issue: slapadd -l /path/to/your/backup.ldif => hdb_tool_entry_put: id2entry_add failed: DB_KEYEXIST: Key/data pair already exists (-30996) => hdb_tool_entry_put: txn_aborted! DB_KEYEXIST: Key/data pair already exists (-30996) slapadd: could not add entry dn="dc=ebox" (line=1): txn_aborted! DB_KEYEXIST: Key/data pair already exists (-30996) I understand that there are other records and I can't replace them. Do I have to erase everything ? Or is there a merge option ? I know that there is a replication service but those two servers will not be on the same network (ie. one server will not communicate with the other) so I think this approach does not apply. Any tip or suggestion will be very welcome. Thanks in advance, Josir GomesAll time favorite question. By any-chance will it work if I rsync slapd.conf; ldap.conf and the /var/lib/ldap from the remote server to a local folder and restore it when required ? Very curious to know the actual backup process. thanks