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Re: Should Berkeley DB backends be reloaded occasionally?

Mark wrote:
Back in the days of OpenLDAP 2.1 with Berkeley DB we used to have to
'reload' out backend database occasionally as non-indexed reads would get
slower and slower over time. The 'reload' entailed:

  * stop slapd
  * slapcat the contents to an .ldif file
  * remove the database files
  * slapadd the .ldif file to create a new, fresh db instance
  * start slapd

Then our performance problems went away. Re-indexing didn't do the trick.

Is such occasional re-building of the backend database recommended in OpenLDAP
2.4.25 with Berkeley DB 4.8.30?

Try it and see.

Non-indexed reads are always going to be pretty slow, regardless.

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