I am looking for a quick way to get a snapshot of the Kerberos database file.

The most obvious way to do this would be to shutdown the kerberos service, copy the file, and restart the service. This could be done on one of the replicas, perhaps one that does not get actual authentication requests.


Is there a faster way? For example, some database systems (e.g., MS SQL) have the ability to go into and out of a "quiescent" state faster than a full service stop/start to facilitate this sort of thing. Does Heimdal have something like this? Or is the full service restart the only/best option?

Thanks, Adam Lewenberg

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