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From Ryan Faas's article Apple's OpenDirectory does support overlays but I can't seem to enable the syncprov or accesslog overlays. Adding following block to slapd_macosxserver.conf turns the server in to vegetable.

# defines replica provider for this database
overlay syncprov

# contextCSN saved to database every 1000 updates or 60 minutes
syncprov-checkpoint 1000 60

What am I missing here?

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The OpenDirectory implementation in 10.8 has changed considerably since Leopard. This may no longer be supported. What is the end goal of enabling the syncprov overlay?

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Hi Phillip, thanks for replying. I am trying to setup access log delta-sync for my software. – Faheem Jul 9 '13 at 18:59

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