Topic: How to change Openldap database directory
We are using iRedMail 0.6.0 with Openldap backend and iRedAdmin 1.2.0. As a part of disaster recovery strategy, we want to change the openldap database location.
1) We want to change the daabase directory of Openldap from /var/lib/ldap to /var/vmail/ldap. Could someone please let me know the settings I need to make to achieve this?
2) I tried to creae /var/lib/ldap as a linked folder (actual database located under /var/vmail/ldap). Permissions to the files and folders under this were set exactly the same. when I start ldap service, i get the following error:
backend_startup_one: bi_db_open failed! (-1)
slap_startup failed (test would succeed using the -u switch) [FAILED]
stale lock files may be present in /var/lib/ldap/dbname [WARNING]
If I remove the linked folder and copy the contents to /var/lib/ldap, everything works perfectly fine. Is linked folder not going to work for ldap? or am I missing something here? (Please note that the folder /var/vmail folder is a separate LUN in the SAN).
I would like to achieve any one of the scinario mentioned above. I tried to get some help from Openldap forum and tech support, but did not get any reply back. Any help on this would be highly appreciated.