What are these "ldap_bk" folders doing on my desktop?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by craigcarlyle, May 11, 2010.

  1. craigcarlyle macrumors newbie

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    There are a bunch of folders on my desktop called "ldap_bk" that I can't delete.

    As far as I'm aware, they're created by Time Machine. For some reason, I can't find any information on this happening to anybody else. I can't get rid of them, I even tried using Terminal but it claimed they didn't exist.

    Do any of you handsome gentlemen have any ideas on how to get rid of them?

    Thanks!

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  2. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Well, it looks like you are running OS X Server.

    LDAP refers to Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, and is what Open Directory is based on.

    Those ldap_bk directories are the product of the Open Directory Archive feature, although these are typically stored in disk images.

    Are you running a daemon to backup your server? Something is attempting to backup your server and it is putting the folder on the Desktop. You will have to check your logs to find out what it is unless you are aware of what is doing it (a script you are using or a daemon launching the script) in which case you should fix it so that the backups go elsewhere.

    I don't see why Time Machine would be creating those backups, but then again, Time Machine is worthless for backing up OS X Server so I don't use it.
     
  3. craigcarlyle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, it is OS X Server, however the only thing I'm using for backup is Time Machine. I tried looking through Console but found nothing. :confused: Any ideas?

    And thanks for the quick response :)
     
  4. craigcarlyle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    SOLUTION: Rebooting seemed to get rid of them. Thanks for your help, calderone!
     

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