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Re: (ITS#3702) [devel] back-config and back-ldap should be slapcat'able

ando@sys-net.it wrote:

>quanah@stanford.edu wrote:
>>It should be possible to use slapcat to export your config database, and any
>>"database ldif" defined database in your slapd.conf file.  Currently in head,
>>slapcat will skip any "database ldif" definitions it finds.
>>On a related note, I'm not clear how one would "slapadd" a slapcat'd
>>"back-config" DB?
>The possibility to slapcat (and, in principle, slapadd) 
>back-ldap/back-meta is intriguing, but I'm not sure I see its usefulness 
>in terms of cost/effectiveness.  In fact, there's very little difference 
>in slapcat'ting or in ldapsearch'ing a proxied database, as the data 
>would in any case be accessed via protocol.  In any case, adding tool 
>hooks to get an entry via slapadd should be trivial enough to give it a try.
I'm guessing "back-ldap" in the Subject was a mistake, and "back-ldif" 
was actually intended here.

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