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Old 09-15-2010, 08:40 PM
"Prashanth Sundaram"
 
Default Restoring a completely broken machine that is using a shared netscapedb

Gerrad,

Here is some documentation on Disaster recovery.

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/dir-server/8.2/admin/html/disaster-recovery.html

Basically the steps are correct, but when I was in that situation I
pointed the ldap to our then stand-by server. The reason was, I could
not completely recover from the backup as I had replication setup for
admin-server(netscaperoot) and when I tried to restore I got weird
messages. This was just my experience, but I am sure the recovery must
be simple.

Few things I find hard in the backup and recovery is SSL certs,
Replication and the order in which you should recover, automated backups
and indexing and backup do not go well together when running at same
time.

>Hi
>I was wandering if anyone can share some tips on how to restore a
>machine that is using a shared/replicated netscapedb.
>
>If I loose the server and need to rebuild the hardware how would I
>"plug" the server back in?
>
>The steps as I think they should be done without having tested it yet
>is:
>Install 389 dir server rpms ( same version as other servers )
>Make backup of netscapedb on any other server.
>Restore it on the server
>Copy backed-up dse.ldif
>Re-initialize userdb
>
>I am still reading about all the backup commands so the above is
>conceptually what I believe needs doing.
>
>Any comments would be appreciated.
>
>Best Regards

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