The version we are running is OpenLdap 2.3.43 on Gentoo Linux.  I would think that this version allows it as no issue arise.

Thanks for the explanation.  I appreciate it a lot.


Andrew Findlay wrote:
On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 08:41:27AM -0800, Ivan Ordonez wrote:

I have run "slapcat -l export.ldif" many times without stopping the ldap 
service and it seems fine, and worked perfectly.  Was there any reason 
why the service need to be stop while running slapcat? Just curious.

It depends on which version of OpenLDAP you have. Recent versions
permit slapcat while running, but in early versions this can
cause major problems. Without knowing the exact version the safest
advice is to stop the server first.