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From Kiran Ayyagari <>
Subject Re: Backing up ApacheDS
Date Thu, 16 Dec 2010 04:41:23 GMT
On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 3:52 AM, John Cheng <> wrote:
>> > Apologize for the newbie question. But, I have small instance of ApcheDS
>> > running and I would like to make sure my data gets backed up. Is this as
>> > simple as just copying the partitions folder or???
>> The best would be to run a cron task (on linux) to get all the entries
>> extracted as LDIF, say, every hour. This is a guaranteed way to get
>> your data straight.
> Hi Emmanuel,
> Is the apacheds-tools.jar capable of doing backup/restores? A search on
> the archives seem to indicate that it is broken and one should use
> OpenLdap tools to perform backup/restore via the command line
> Trying the command
> java -jar apacheds-tools.jar dump -i /path/to/apacheds -p system
> Yielded java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:
the best is to export all the data into a LDIF file and use as backup.
yes the server-tools is broken and is not supported at the moment

> On a subject that relates to backups, is replication not working in
> ApacheDS 1.5.7?
no, it is not working in 1.5.7 but the trunk has support for
master/slave replication (rfc4533 a.k.a syncrepl)
may be you can consider upgrading your server to the latest in a dev
environment and see

Kiran Ayyagari

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