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eDirectory and Snapper

Would a rollback, utilizing snapper, effect the dib. I'm guessing it would. So is it not a good idea to utilize snapper on an eDirectory server.

FYI - Just learning about snapper.

Thank you!
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Re: eDirectory and Snapper

On 2019-02-21 16:54, kbannister wrote:
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> Would a rollback, utilizing snapper, effect the dib. I'm guessing it
> would. So is it not a good idea to utilize snapper on an eDirectory
> server.
>
> FYI - Just learning about snapper.
>
> Thank you!
>
>

BTRFS is not a supported filesystem for eDirectory.
https://support.microfocus.com/kb/doc.php?id=7017056



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Re: eDirectory and Snapper

kbannister;2495810 wrote:
Would a rollback, utilizing snapper, effect the dib. I'm guessing it would. So is it not a good idea to utilize snapper on an eDirectory server.

FYI - Just learning about snapper.

Thank you!


If you roll back the file system, then the DIB is effectively useless. You'll need to remove and reinstall the server at that point. Whether you do this via snapper, or VMWare snapshots doesn't matter. Please don't do this.
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dgersic;2495828 wrote:
If you roll back the file system, then the DIB is effectively useless. You'll need to remove and reinstall the server at that point. Whether you do this via snapper, or VMWare snapshots doesn't matter. Please don't do this.


What I thought. I will not use snapper. Thank you!!
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On 02/21/2019 02:44 PM, kbannister wrote:
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> dgersic;2495828 Wrote:
>> If you roll back the file system, then the DIB is effectively useless.
>> You'll need to remove and reinstall the server at that point. Whether
>> you do this via snapper, or VMWare snapshots doesn't matter. Please
>> don't do this.

>
> What I thought. I will not use snapper. Thank you!!


Older versions allows installing on Btrfs, and newer ones block that. If
you happen to have your DIB within Btrfs (vs. within a separate
mountpoint, preferably using XFS or something), it would be advisable to
get it to another mountpoint soon. It's just the DIB you need to worry
about, so if you stop eDirectory, backup the files within
/var/opt/novell/eDirectory (by default), create the new mountpoint and
filesystem there, then extract the files back and startup eDirectory,
you're done and fine.

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Re: eDirectory and Snapper

ab;2495853 wrote:
On 02/21/2019 02:44 PM, kbannister wrote:
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> dgersic;2495828 Wrote:
>> If you roll back the file system, then the DIB is effectively useless.
>> You'll need to remove and reinstall the server at that point. Whether
>> you do this via snapper, or VMWare snapshots doesn't matter. Please
>> don't do this.

>
> What I thought. I will not use snapper. Thank you!!


Older versions allows installing on Btrfs, and newer ones block that. If
you happen to have your DIB within Btrfs (vs. within a separate
mountpoint, preferably using XFS or something), it would be advisable to
get it to another mountpoint soon. It's just the DIB you need to worry
about, so if you stop eDirectory, backup the files within
/var/opt/novell/eDirectory (by default), create the new mountpoint and
filesystem there, then extract the files back and startup eDirectory,
you're done and fine.

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dib is on /var XFS I am good. Thank you!
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Re: eDirectory and Snapper

dgersic wrote:

> If you roll back the file system, then the DIB is effectively useless.
> You'll need to remove and reinstall the server at that point. Whether
> you do this via snapper, or VMWare snapshots doesn't matter. Please
> don't do this.


....unless you run a single-server tree, when VMware snapshots are a brilliant
way to roll back e.g. a failed upgrade or similar. BTRFS/snapper are not
recommended because of the avove mentioned performance and support issues.

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