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Understanding and Deploying LDAP Directory Services, Second Edition by Timothy A. Howes - Ph.D., Mark C. Smith, Gordon S. Good

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Chapter 11. Replication Design

  • Why Replicate?

  • Replication Concepts

  • Advanced Replication Features

  • Designing Your Directory Replication System

  • Replication Design Checklist

  • Further Reading

  • Looking Ahead

Directories play a pivotal role in your organization's computing infrastructure. The services they provide are so crucial that downtime of your directory due to equipment failure probably cannot be tolerated. If your directory data is available from only a single server and that server fails or becomes unreachable, your users will have trouble getting their work done.

Directory replication protects you from this unfortunate situation by making your directory data available on multiple servers. It also improves performance by allowing you to make more copies ...

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