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Re: ITS#1679 gentle SIGHUP handling

At 12:19 PM 2002-04-03, Howard Chu wrote:
>This sounds like an extremely good feature for reconfig restarts. Assuming
>that back-bdb allows multiple processes to access a single database, this
>should allow seamless restarts of slapd with no interruption of service. Has
>anyone tried it?

It should be okay to read the database while slapd/back-bdb
is running.  That is, you should be able to do a on-the-fly
backup.  However, I haven't tried this yet.

However, you shouldn't write to the database while slapd/back-bdb
is running as slapd/back-bdb.