On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 04:31:42PM +0200, Prashanth P.Nair wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 4:10 PM, Brian Reichert <email@example.com>
> > On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 05:48:56PM +0200, Prashanth P.Nair wrote:
> > > Thanks Brian
> > >
> > > Yes.i have back up script which runs as root. But it stores the back file
> > > in different location .
> > That script looks safe, but you didn't answer my other question:
> > > > Does that node run any of the db_checkpoint utilities as a user
> > > > other than your openldap UID?
> > Thanks Brian.
> Could you please let me know how that can be checked?
I have no way of knowing what sort of administrative tooling you
may have on your systems.
In my specific case, I was running a CentOS 5-based system. This
distribution had a version of OpenLDAP that was compiled against a
private copy of the Berkeley database library.
I had a home-rolled backup cronjob that ran these utilities:
but did so as 'root', not as slapd's UID. Once in a great while,
this would result in a transaction log owned by root, and slapd
Brian Reichert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BSD admin/developer at large