Thanks for the response.
What if I disable the alock file generation in the back-bdb initialization? will it affect other functionalities like replication etc.

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 4:09 PM, Michael Ströder <> wrote:
pramod kulkarni wrote:
> I have taken the OpenLDAP 2.4.39 and able to work properly but when I do
> slapcat  then it hangs and always complains on alock.
> But if I delete alock it works fine.
> I have 4.6.21 version of bdb
> I don't know much about alock file in bdb .
> Can you please suggest is it ok to delete alock file for running slapd and
> slapcat ?

If slapd is stopped you can safely remove it. But you don't have to.

You're using 2.4.39. So do yourself a favour and consider migrating to
back-mdb to get rid of all the BDB mess.

Ciao, Michael.