Indexing is all about making rare data easy to find. If you have an
attribute that occurs on 99% of your entries, indexing it won't save any
search time, and it will needlessly slow down modify time.
Asking about "1,000,000" entries is meaningless on its own. It's not the
number of entries that matters, it's the percentage of the total directory.
If you have 1,000,000,000 entries in your directory, then 1,000,000 is
actually quite a small percentage of the data and it might be smart to index
it. If you have only 2,000,000 entries total, it may not make enough
difference to be worthwhile.
It's not the raw numbers that matter, it's the frequency of occurrences.
How does the search work in conjunction with the base dn?
Does the search at first go to the index and lookup the
attribute/value from the search filter, get all releated id's and then
take the id's and get dn's from the entires via id2entry.bdb
and then compare this with the basedn?
I have an index objectclass and all my people in the dirctory have the
In my company works about 140.000 people, divided in seven different
departments (under each department are about 20.000 people).
So my index for objectlcass=inetorgperson has about 140.000 entires,
thats over BDB_IDL_LOGN 17
If I search over the whole DIT (from root), I catch the problem
But if I limit the search with a more specific search base over only
one department, does this matter to the speed in this case, or better
get around the problem with BDB_IDL_LOGN 17?
Can a more specific basedn speed up the search for filter with large results?
I ask this, because it seems to me, that the basedn does not matter in
the search ...
Thanks and kindly regards Meike