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From Brian Burch <>
Subject Re: ApacheDS 2.0.0-M23 non-gui adding a partition
Date Sat, 04 Feb 2017 01:14:27 GMT
On 04/02/17 00:39, Emmanuel Lécharny wrote:
> Le 03/02/2017 à 14:58, Louis-Gabriel Thibault a écrit :
>> Hello Brian,
>> On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 9:16 PM, Brian Burch <> wrote:
>>> Just to be clear, did you mean you did not find a way to create a
>>> partition /after/ config.ldif has been "migrated"?
>> I must admit I did not look very hard once I got config.ldif working, but
>> no I have no alternate way at the moment.
> You can create a partition. Either you do it using Studio, in an
> interactive mode, or you duplicate the example partition's ldif part,
> renaming 'example' to whatever fits your need (see more comments at the
> end of this mail). :
> dn:
> ads-partitionId=example,ou=partitions,ads-directoryServiceId=default,ou=config
> objectclass: top
> objectClass: ads-base
> objectclass: ads-partition
> objectclass: ads-jdbmPartition
> ads-partitionSuffix: dc=example,dc=com
> ads-contextentry:: ZG46IGRjPWV4YW1wbGUsZGM9Y29tCmRjOiBleGFtcGxlCm9iamVjdGNsY
>  XNzOiBkb21haW4Kb2JqZWN0Y2xhc3M6IHRvcAoK
> ads-jdbmpartitionoptimizerenabled: TRUE
> ads-partitioncachesize: 10000
> ads-partitionsynconwrite: TRUE
> ads-partitionid: example
> ads-enabled: TRUE
> Once done, you have to change the contextEntry part in dn:
> ads-partitionId=example,ou=partitions,ads-directoryServiceId=default,ou=config.
> Beware that it's a base64 encoded entry :
> ads-contextentry:: ZG46IGRjPWV4YW1wbGUsZGM9Y29tCmRjOiBleGFtcGxlCm9iamVjdGNsY
>  XNzOiBkb21haW4Kb2JqZWN0Y2xhc3M6IHRvcAoK
> is equivalent to
> dn: dc=example,dc=com
> dc: example
> objectclass: domain
> objectclass: top
> so you also have to change 'example' here, encoded it to base64 and
> store the result in the entry.

So /THAT/ is why my first attempt apparently had no effect at all. I 
cloned and renamed all the entries from config.ldif for "example" to my 
own partition, but I had no idea ads-contextentry was so significant, so 
I left it unchanged!

I am surprised the default logging scheme did not reveal any error 
messages when I restarted the server with the new bad set of config 
entries for my new partition. Perhaps if I had increased logging I would 
have seen the reason for my failure?

> You can add also any index you want.
> Last, not least, do not forget to restart the server.
> Ok, now, if you don't want to use Studio, then that is a PITA, and I
> think it would be a great service for users to provide a script that
> does that on teh command line... It should not be complex to add.

I know I could un-base64 the ads-contextentry in my working partition, 
but forgive me for being a bit lazy...

Q: should I base64 those four attributes exactly as shown, i.e. with 
single spaces, posix newlines, Latin-1 character set... or could I just 
use some random base64 string which is unique to the specific server 
instance? In other words, how strict are the validation rules which 
failed during my first attempt. If you aren't sure, perhaps you could 
point me somewhere near the appropriate area in the source code and I'll 
work it out for myself.

Thanks for your insight!


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