[Samba] smbldap - backup

William Jojo jojowil at hvcc.edu
Wed Jun 9 19:52:02 GMT 2004

I would recommend reading Jerry's LDAP System Administration book -
Chapter 5 specifically the section on creating a replica and then using
the replica in read-only mode to do the export so the data doesn't change
under you...

my $.02


On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Etienne-Hugues Fortin wrote:

> Hi,
> > Really more of an openldap question... however
> That's true but I assume that anybody that is using Samba with ldap would
> benefit knowing this.
> > 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.
> I didn't realized that slapcat was really showing everything in a format
> that was usable for a future import (slapadd).  I'll go to bed a little
> bit more knowledgable about ldap.  That's good.
> Hopefully it will be useful for somebody else as well.
> Thank you Paul for your fast answer.
> Etienne-Hugues
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