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Installing and configuring LDAP on CentOS 6.2

I am pretty new to linux and am working on migrating and existing LDAP server to a newer OS version, CentOS 6.2. I have managed LDAP using phpldapadmin before so I was shielded from the underworkings of ldap.

The old server is using openldap and I am trying to migrate it to the new server. I have exported a .ldif from the old server, but am having issue installing and configuring ldap on the new server.

I have been looking through the literature and have been confused with what has to be done to get it going.

Can anyone help me in the right direction? basically I want to be able to get the new server to the point where I can restore the ldif file from the old server.

After that I will open up another question regarding replication. I have created a linux cluster and want HA for ldap, I believe that openldap has replication, but I am sure it will not be easy.
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Pepe2323Commented:
Hi

Take a look to the following link i used this a few years ago to create a ldap server and worked for fine

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6266

I hope this help you.
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arnoldCommented:
What about LDAP replication versus cluster

http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin24/replication.html
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ryan80Author Commented:
After looking through things that may be what I do for LDAP but I still need the cluster for some other services. figure that I will just get LDAP migrated and then look into replication.
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arnoldCommented:
replication is how you can get the data to the new one, and then you can go through the process of promoting the new as the master versus the old.
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ryan80Author Commented:
once I have the new ldap server, would I use mirroring through ldap to have it located on two servers?
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arnoldCommented:
Possibly,

But I've not looked at mirroring.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/31696121/openLDAP-Mirror-Mode-Replication
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ryan80Author Commented:
have you just used for migration, or have you used some other form of replication such as multi-master or something else?
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arnoldCommented:
Unfortunately not recently, the setup was to use a primary master and have slave replicas in the various segments (migration from NIS+ setup to LDAP).

Is time of the essence because the current primary is dying?

Do you have your LDAP using internal DB or mysql?
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ryan80Author Commented:
Thanks, I got it configured in a multimaster configuration and everything is working great.
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