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RE: a newbie trying to get the basics of syncrepl going

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jonathan Clarke [mailto:jonathan@phillipoux.net]
>Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:56 AM
>To: Seger, Mark
>Cc: openldap-technical@openldap.org
>Subject: Re: a newbie trying to get the basics of syncrepl going
>On 25/02/2010 13:42, Seger, Mark wrote:
>>>> "With syncrepl, a consumer server can create a replica without
>>>> changing provider's configurations and without restarting the
>>>> provider server, if the consumer server has appropriate access
>>>> privileges for the DIT fragment to be replicated. The consumer
>>>> server can stop the replication also without the need for
>>>> provider-side changes and restart."
>>> This means that you can add consumer servers to an existing
>>> architecture without having to modify the master's configuration to
>>> add each one (this was not the case with the previous replication
>>> system, slurpd).
>> But then you say:
>>> You need to modify the master's configuration to use syncrepl. If
>>> you really can't, you cant' use syncrepl, and will have to look
>>> into alternatives to get your data out.
>>> Hope this helps,
>> I understand what you're saying but doesn't that mean the
>> documentation is wrong because it says I don't have to change the
>> providers configuration.
>I think the documentation is unclear, possibly confusing.
>As I tried to elaborate, what it means is that, given an existing
>provider/consumer setup, a new consumer server can be added without
>restarting the provider server.
>However, initial setup *does* require changing the configuration of the

Understood.  Adding that statement to the documentation would be a good thing.

>Jonathan Clarke - jonathan@phillipoux.net
>Ldap Synchronization Connector (LSC) - http://lsc-project.org