[Samba] Re: Samba/OpenLDAP reliability issue: backend experience
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Tue Oct 4 02:19:54 GMT 2005
"Gerd-Christian Michalke" <gmichalk at freegates.be> wrote in message
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> this is more of an OpenLDAP issue, but since it is mostly used with Samba,
> some experience would be helpful.
> We have a SLES9 PDC, running samba-3.0.14a, openldap 2.2.6
> Sometimes, the OpenLDAP gets corrupted, no ideas why. It's a bad thing.
> We have 100+ computers, 300+ users, which shall get 350 computers and 800
> What would you suggest in order to be reliable ? Reliability is more
> than speed for us.
> I used to work with a bdb backend, had problems; the SuSE consultant told
> to use ldbm, but it isn't any better.
> Any advice would be helpful since googleling gives mostly contradictory
> information about that.
> Kind regard,
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Do a search on the ldap mailing list for db_recover.
If your server reboots without a proper shutdown, you may need to run
db_recover before you can access your data.
You can find the mailing list here:
I put the db_recover command in my /etc/rc.local so it just runs
automatically when my server starts. I think the command automatically runs
when some of the newer versions of Openldap start up.
You could also have a look at setting up a secondary ldap server. That way
you can replicate your database as new entries are added. We really haven't
had any problems with Openldap. Bdb is generally considered to be the
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