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Re: Is putting slapd into read-only mode sufficient for backups?

--On Thursday, February 09, 2012 11:12 PM +0100 Hallvard B Furuseth <h.b.furuseth@usit.uio.no> wrote:

 On Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:54:27 -0800, Quanah Gibson-Mount
<quanah@zimbra.com> wrote:

The only officially supported backup method with OpenLDAP is slapcat.
Everything else, you do at your own risk.

 The admin guide disagrees with you.  Chapter 19 describes incremental
 backup by copying first the entire DB, then backing up further DB logs.

I can't speak to why that was added to the Admin guide. The fact remains, last I checked, slapcat is the only officially supported backup method.

And those BDB tools will get you nowhere with back-mdb, back-ndb, etc, so there's a good reason that slapcat is the officially supported method.



Quanah Gibson-Mount
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