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ldif2db - Directory Server script for importing a LDIF file


ldif2db [-Z serverID] -n backendname {-s includesuffix}* [{-x excludesuffix}*] [-g [string] [-G namespace_id]] {-i ldiffile}* [-c chunksize] [-O] [-E] [-q] [-h]


Imports a LDIF file. Either the option '-n' or '-s' must be used. The server instance must be stopped prior to running this command.


A summary of options is included below:
-Z Server Identifier
The server ID of the Directory Server instance. If there is only one instance on the system, this option can be skipped.
-n Backend Name
The name of the LDBM database to restore. Example: userRoot
-s includeSuffix
Specifies the suffixes to be included or specifies the subtrees to be included.
-x excludeSuffix
Specifies the suffixes to be excluded or specifies the subtrees to be excluded.
-i filename
Name for the LDIF file to import.
-c Chunk size
The number of entries to process before starting a fresh pass during the import. By default this is handled internally by the server.

Requests that only the core database is created without attribute indexes.
-g [string]
Generates a unique ID. Type none for no unique ID to be generated and deterministic for the generated unique ID to be name-based. By default, a time-based unique ID is generated. When using the deterministic generation to have a name-based unique ID, it is also possible to specify the namespace for the server to use, as follows:

-g deterministic namespaceId

namespaceId is a string of characters in the format 00-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx.

-G namespace_id
Generates a namespace ID as a name-based unique ID. This is the same as specifying the -g deterministic option.

Encrypts data during import. This option is used only if database encryption is enabled.

Display verbose output

Display usage


ldif2db -Z instance1 -n userRoot -i /LDAP/ldif/data.ldif
ldif2db -s "dc=example,dc=com" -i /LDAP/ldif/data.ldif


Exit status is zero if no errors occur. Errors result in a non-zero exit status and a diagnostic message being written to standard error.


ldif2db was written by the 389 Project.


Report bugs to https://fedorahosted.org/389/newticket.


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