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Re: Removing Berkeley DB Log Files

Thanks for the reply, Howard.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.  From what I have read there are two options.

1) Copy /usr/share/openldap-servers/DB_CONFIG.example to /var/lib/domain then rebuild the database.
2) Enable checkpointing in slapd.conf

Does enabling checkpointing in slapd.conf require rebuilding the database or can I simply restart slapd.conf?  We are not using online configuration.



Douglas Duckworth, MSc, LFCS
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On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 8:55 AM, Howard Chu <hyc@symas.com> wrote:
Douglas Duckworth wrote:
> Hi
> I am running openldap-servers-2.4.40-16.el6.x86_64 cluster on Centos 6.9.  My
> /var/lib/ldap directory contains many 10MB log files.  /var partition rather
> small...
> I've read they can be removed either by running "sudo db_archive -d -h
> /var/lib/ldap/domain" or by defining "DB_LOG_AUTOREMOVE" within the file
> "DB_CONFIG."  That file does not presently exist whereas the db_archive
> command does not actually remove any of the log files.

If the db_archive command doesn't remove anything, that means it thinks all of
the log files are still in active use.

Read the docs more carefully.

> Can I remove the old log files manually using rm?

Not if the above is true, you will corrupt the logs and the DB will fail to
open on a subsequent restart.

> If not should I create
> /var/lib/ldap/DB_CONFIG then restart slapd to make this removal automatic?

> Do you have any idea why db_archive does not work or produce any helpful error
> to stdout?

There's no error message because there's no error, everything is working as

You need to do periodic checkpoints to allow log files to be closed, and then
db_archive will be able to remove some of them.

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