I am completely new to ldap (openldap in this case). My boss gave me the task of creating a second ldap server, and copying the data from the existing ldap server to the new one I created.
I was able to accomplish this by reading documentation and doing a lot of google. In any case, for the new ldap server I copied the slapd.conf file from the existing ldap server, and ran 'slaptest -f slapd.conf -F slapd.d' This created the cn=config.
My boss tested the environment. It works fine, but now he's asking me to do a one way synchronization from the existing ldap server to the new one that was just created.
Again after reading documentation, and doing a lot of google, I think I finally know what needs to be done.
This new ldap server is not being used, and I don't really know how to use ldapmodify or any ldap client tools for that matter, to add the parameters below. I am actually planning to delete the contents on the slapd.d directory, update the slapd.conf file with the new parameters, and re-run 'slaptest -f slapd.conf -F slapd.d' to recreate the cn=config with the new parameters. I know it's not the best way to do it, but it should work.
retry="10 6 60 +"
Now, this method of updating the cn=config won't work for the changes that need to be made on the replica provider to enable the synchronization.
As far as I know, I only need to add one line:
My question is how do I add this line to the cn=config on the existing and working ldap server? I obviously can't recreate the configuration using slaptest.
Your help and suggestions are greatly appreciated