This is what I've done so far on a test server that is a copy of our
1. slapcat -bcn=config -l config.ldif
2. slapcat -l backup.ldif
3. Uninstalled Ubuntu installation of OpenLDAP
4. Built and installed new version of OpenLDAP using default locations
I'm now a bit stuck at getting the new installation of OpenLDAP to
build the new databases. I've gone through the config.ldif built in
step 1, changing the Ubuntu LDAP paths to what I believe are the
default OpenLDAP locations. If I don't have a slapd.d directory in
/usr/local/etc/ldap when I try to slapadd the config.ldif file in, it
complains that I don't have a config.ldif file in /usr/local/etc/ldap.
If I copy the slapd.d directory from /etc/ldap (where Ubuntu stored
it) into /usr/local/etc/ldap, my problem then is that (a) the
configuration is still pointing at various Ubuntu locations but,
worse, (b) trying to use slapadd reports this error:
lt_dlopenext failed: (back_hdb) file not found
All of the various bits of code seem to be in /usr/local/libexec/ldap
so I suspect a path or something needs to be set/adjusted ...
Many thanks for any suggestions/corrections.
On 6 December 2013 14:06, <espeake(a)oreillyauto.com> wrote:
I have done the exact same thing. And you can control where data is at
through your configuration files. As far as the other directories that
change, you definitely want to use folders other than what the distro
version uses. That way you do not overwrite files that other systems may
need. Make sure you have a good backup of your config and your data. I
did remove the existing version before I installed the current version.
This is also a good time to look at tuning your setup as far as your your
replication if you are doing that. There are some great people on this
list that were very helpful in getting me going, especially since I am (as
I considor myself) a noob to openldap.
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From: Philip Colmer <philip.colmer(a)linaro.org>
Date: 12/06/2013 05:41 AM
Subject: Upgrading from Ubuntu-packaged 2.4.28 to self-built 2.4.38
Sent by: openldap-technical-bounces(a)OpenLDAP.org
Our current implementation of OpenLDAP is Ubuntu 12.04 running version
2.4.28 which has been installed as a package.
To upgrade to 2.4.38, it looks like I need to remove that package and
then install my own built binaries.
Has anyone gone through this process before and got any tips/notes to
share? I'm particularly thinking that there will be some path changes
to contend with. For example, my main HDB database seems to be in
/var/lib/ldap but the migration steps suggest that everything is in
Clearly I can work through this but if someone has already done it and
can share lessons learnt, that would be much appreciated.
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