15.16. Moving the Replication Changelog Directory

In certain situations, you might want to change the Directory Server replication changelog directory. For example, to change the directory to /var/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance_name/new_changelogdb/:
  1. Display the current path to the changelog and set the new path:
    • Using the command line:
      1. Display the current directory:
        # ldapsearch -D "cn=Directory Manager" -W -p 389 -h server.example.com -x \
             -b "cn=changelog5,cn=config" nsslapd-changelogdir
        ...
        nsslapd-changelogdir: /var/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance_name/changelogdb/
        You need the displayed path in a later step to move the directory.
      2. Set the new path:
        # ldapmodify -D "cn=Directory Manager" -W -p 389 -h server.example.com -x
        
        dn: cn=changelog5,cn=config
        changetype: modify
        replace: nsslapd-changelogdir
        nsslapd-changelogdir: /var/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance_name/new_changelogdb/
    • Using the web console:
      1. Open the Directory Server user interface in the web console. See Section 1.4, “Logging Into Directory Server Using the Web Console”.
      2. Select the instance.
      3. Open the Replication menu, and select the Replication Changelog entry.
      4. Click Show Advanced Settings.
      5. Identify the current path in the Changelog Location field. You need the displayed path in a later step to move the directory.
      6. Set the new path in the Changelog Location field.
      7. Click Save.
  2. Stop the Directory Server instance:
    # dsctl instance_name stop
  3. Move the content of the previous directory to /var/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance_name/new_changelogdb/:
    # mv /var/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance_name/changelogdb/ \
         /var/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance_name/new_changelogdb/
  4. Delete the previous directory:
    # rm /var/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance_name/changelogdb/
  5. Start the Directory Server instance:
    # dsctl instance_name start