Dear Members of OpenLDAP Technical List, Could you please help in finding and explanation and potentially a fix for the bug reported at ? It seems it has been found often enough by Elmar as well to write a workaround . Thanks, Balint  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=673038  https://github.com/elmar/ldap-git-backup/blob/master/README.mdown#safe-ldif On 06/19/2012 06:27 PM, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote: > --On Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:25 PM +0200 Axel Beckert > <email@example.com> wrote: > >> Hi Steve, >> >> Steve Langasek wrote: >>> > According to the slapcat man page it should be "always safe to run >>> > slapcat with the slapd-bdb(5) ... backends" even if slapd runs. We do >>> > use a BDB backend. >>> >>> Note that the HDB backend is the one recommended upstream and the >>> Debian >>> default. >> >> Well, yeah, that system has been dist-upgraded from at least Etch. >> IIRC it started at some time when BDB was still the default. >> >> I wrote that -- according to our backups -- this happened already with >> Lenny's slapd. But with Lenny it seemed to have happened less often >> (which is why we noticed it only recently). > > Personally, I would advise you to ask a question about this on > firstname.lastname@example.org. I asked Howard about it, and he had > a ready answer as to why you were seeing this, but I forget what it > is. In any case, this is not a debian specific openldap bug. > > --Quanah > ...
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