[Samba] smbldap - backup

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Wed Jun 9 18:01:25 GMT 2004

Really more of an openldap question... however

You can do 'slapcat' from the command line of your ldap box and it will 
output the data in an ldif format.  Redirect that into a file for 
backing up.  You would probably want to get your openldap configuration 
directory (typically /etc/openldap on linux servers where you didn't 
compile from source).  If you ever needed to restore from that file you 
pipe it into a slapadd command and you're done restoring.

System User wrote:

>I'm wondering what is the best option to backup the ldap backend of my
>samba server without having to bring ldap offline?  Until now, I didn't
>find a lot of documentation about best practices on this subject.
>Does anybody here have a suggestion?
>Thank you.
>Etienne-Hugues Fortin

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