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Re: Is putting slapd into read-only mode sufficient for backups?
Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
On Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:54:27 -0800, Quanah Gibson-Mount
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.
Chapter 19 is obviously a work-in-progress, transferred over from the
FAQ-o-Matic. I'd say that anything referencing BerkeleyDB in there should be
deleted, since it is specific to BerkeleyDB and not specific to OpenLDAP. (And
most likely, in future releases, BerkeleyDB will disappear anyway.)
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/