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Re: Is putting slapd into read-only mode sufficient for backups?
On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 02:36:20PM -0800, Howard Chu wrote:
> Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
> > On Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:54:27 -0800, Quanah Gibson-Mount
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 do know that using the db_* utilities are only applicable to the
BDB backend. As far as I know, it's the most mature of the backends
to use with 2.3.43. (If I'm wrong in that, do let me know.)
I recognize, also, that essentially all of the files in the directory
are neccessary for safe backups. (I haven't explored any of suggested
hot-backup techniques yet, and LDIF imports are currently too
time-consuming, so I'm for now stuck with the low-tech backup method
of 'tar'. :)
A core element of my question is: is putting slapd into read-only
mode via the config database sufficient for me to process that
> -- Howard Chu
> CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
> Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
> Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/
Brian Reichert <email@example.com>
BSD admin/developer at large