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March 31, 2017


389 Directory Server suite - server


Legacy utilities for 389 Directory Server (%{variant})


389 Directory Server suite - metapackage

NAME - Directory Server perl script for creating a backup

SYNOPSIS [-Z serverID] [-D rootdn] { -w password | -w - | -j filename } [-t dbtype] [-a backupdir] [-A backupdir] [-P protocol] [-h]


Creates a backup of the Directory Server database. The Directory Server must be started prior to running this script.


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.
-D Root DN
The Directory Manager DN, or root DN. If not specified, the script will search the server instance configuration for the value.
-w password
The rootdn password.
-w - Prompt for the rootdn password.
-j password filename
The name of the file that contains the root DN password.
-t database type
The backend database type (default: ldbm database).
-a backupdir
The directory where the backup should be stored. This directory is a symbolic link to the actual backup files located under "nsslapd-bakdir" directory that is set in the "cn=config" entry.
-A backupdir
This is similar to -a, except that a sub-directory of backupdir will be created for the backup, and the name of the sub-directory will be a timestamp of the form server-instance-date_time.
-P Protocol
The connection protocol to connect to the Directory Server. Protocols are STARTTLS, LDAPS, LDAPI, and LDAP. If this option is skipped, the most secure protocol that is available is used. For LDAPI, AUTOBIND is also available for the root user.
-h Display usage

EXAMPLE -Z instance1 -D ’cn=directory manager’ -w password -a /LDAP/backups/20130305 -P LDAPI
Note: LDAPI must be enabled to use this protocol. If LDAPI is not available it will default to next strongest/available protocol automatically.


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.

AUTHOR was written by the 389 Project.



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