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

--On Thursday, February 09, 2012 5:17 PM -0500 Brian Reichert <reichert@numachi.com> wrote:

What we're doing currently is:

- stopping slapd
- using db_checkpoint and db_archive to manage the BDB logs
- copy away the directory
- restart slapd

I'm trying to estabish if read-only mode is close enough to _stopping_
slapd, to allow that bdb-specific processing to safely commence...

I thought I was very clear on that in my last email. It is not sufficient. You need to stop slapd and run *db_recover*, which is more exhaustive than db_checkpoint, if you want to go the route of backing up the BDB db.



Quanah Gibson-Mount
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