Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Deployment Planning Guide

Physical View of Data Storage

The ou=people subtree is split across three servers, according to the first letter of the sn attribute for each entry. The naming context (dc=example,dc=com) and the ou=groups containers are stored in one database on each server. This database is accessible to entries under ou=people. The ou=people container is stored in its own database.

The following illustration shows how the data is stored on the individual Directory Servers.

Figure 10–11 Physical View of Data Storage

Figure shows physical storage of distributed data.

Note that the ou=people container is not a subsuffix of the top container.