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Re: [K12OSN] ldap will not start on server



Have you been backing up your ldap database?  If so go to the
smbldap_installer support site and read about disaster recovery  
http://www.vcsvikings.org/docuwiki/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/


"Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn redhat com>
writes:
>I go on vacation, so of course the server has problems :)
>
>The linux server used for ldap authentication crashed yesterday.  Now,
>ldap will not start successfully.  This means that samba will not start
>and that means users can' t log onto the windows servers..  Also, I have
>a slave ldap server running and we are currently authenticating against
>that server for the linux logins.  However, my windows terminal servers
>want to use the main authentication server.
>
>So, I had the tech coordinator try running the following.
>
>sladp_db_recover -v -h /var/lib/ldap
>
>but this does not correct the issue since then running 
>
>/etc/init.d/ldap start will not start ldap.  It returns a message that
>slapd failed to start.
>
>The tech director is now trying:
>
>slapd_db_recover -v -h /var/lib/ldap
>chown -R ldap.ldap /var/lib/ldap 
>/etc/init.d/ldap start
>
>but I am not overly optimistic.  So, the question:
>
>Can I just delete all of the db.001, db.0002, etc files and have slapd
>rebuild them without losing the database?  Then, I can run the above
>commands again?  Finally, there is a replog.lck file which I had him
>delete (it was size zero), but this had not effect on ldap starting.
>
>Sincerely,
>Dave Hopkins
>
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David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Director
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask vcsvikings org
(207)923-3100



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