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OpenLDAP Quick Tips: Replication Strategies

Dec 18, 2008, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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"You already know that replicated directories are a fundamental requirement for delivering a resilient enterprise deployment, but which one to choose?

"You'll probably be thinking in terms of a master server and some number of slave servers. Stop, this is old terminology now and in 2.4 they are now called provider and consumer. Let me explain.

"In older releases of OpenLDAP (2.3) a master accepted directory updates from other clients, and a slave only accepted updates from a (single) master. The replication structure was rigidly defined and any particular database could only fulfill a single role, either master or slave:"

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