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Re: Full Backup/Restore slapd

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM, galemberti greg
<galemberti@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to implement a full backup procedure of my LDAP (schema, ACL, Data
> ...).
> * To save my schema i used the command: "slapcat -H
> ldap:///cn={4}my,cn=schema,cn=config -l schema.ldif"
> * To save my config, i used the command: "slapcat -H
> ldap:///olcDatabase={1}hdb,cn=config = config -l config.ldif
> * To save my accounts, i used the command: "slapcat -H ldap:///dc=my,dc=my
> -l accounts.ldif
> Now, when I want to test the restore on another server :
> * To restore my schema i used the command: "sudo -u openldap slapadd -v -b
> cn=config -l schema.ldiff " > OK
> * To restore my accounts i used the command: "sudo -u openldap slapadd -v -c
> -b cn=config -l accounts.ldiff " > OK
> * To restore my config i used the command: "sudo -u openldap slapadd -v -c
> -b olcDatabase={1}hdb,cn=config -l config.ldiff > KO. Indeed the slapadd
> command does not update the record so I get an error because they already
> exist. Also, how do I restore my configuration?
> Tks for your help
> PS : i use a debian squeeze server.

      If you go to
that is how I run my backups. And, I have tested the restore
procedure. Bottom line:

o The backend db (config.ldif in that page) has all the schemas and
config stuff. So, you do not need to bother saving schemas separately
or anything like that.
o The frontend db (example.com.ldif) has the account stuff.

There are other ways to yank those databases, but I was kinda lazy.