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Re: Back up Berkeley dbb files may cause file corruption

At 07:19 PM 2001-09-23, Todd Nguyen wrote:
>Just want to make sure that backing up dbb files (BTree structure is used) while slapd are still running will not cause the data files to get corrupted.

It should not cause corruption of the database, but you may be
backing up the database in an unusable state due to concurrent
update by slapd.

>Does anyone have similar experienced with OpenLDAP ? If so, what are the most effective ways to back up your dbb files ?

I generally backup a slave dedicated for such purposes
so as not to have to take my master down.