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From Craig Setera <cr...@mfoundry.com>
Subject Re: Replication options in 1.5.5?
Date Sun, 06 Dec 2009 16:49:00 GMT
Does anyone have any experience building out a master/slave setup for 
Apache DS (or any directory service)?

Thanks again,
Craig

On 12/5/09 10:19 AM, Kiran Ayyagari wrote:
>
> hi Craig,
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> We are building a solution out around version 1.5.5 of Apache DS.  As 
>> we've been developing the solution, I had assumed replication was 
>> working based on the commented-out sections in server.xml.  Last 
>> night I came to the realization that Mitosis is "out" and that the 
>> team is moving to Syncrepl in the 2.0 timeframe.
>
> yes, syncrepl is going to be the replication system, mitosis is no 
> longer used and was removed
> from code.
>>
>> While I see some of the syncrepl code in source control, am I correct 
>> in my assumption that it isn't in working condition in the 1.5.5 
>> release? 
> yes, it was broken cause of various reasons (AFAICT refactoring of the 
> earlier code base was one reason)
>> What option, if any, do we have for replication in version 1.5.5?  Is 
>> there any way to bring mitosis "back to life" on top of 1.5.5?
> am afraid, NO
>
>   (I've
>> read there were some problems in mitosis that might make it 
>> unsuitable for production use).  At least in the short term a warm 
>> failover model (using master-slave replication) might be reasonable 
>> for us.  Is there any way to set that up in 1.5.5 with what is 
>> available?
> think no
>
>   While it isn't
>> my first choice, I'm in the process of completing a custom 
>> interceptor, so I suppose a replication interceptor (for 
>> master/slave) might also be an option.
> yes
>
> HTH
> Kiran Ayyagari

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