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March 31, 2017


389 Directory Server suite - server


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


389 Directory Server suite - metapackage


db2ldif - Directory Server script for exporting the database


db2ldif [-Z serverID] {-n backend_instance}* | {-s includeSuffix}* [{-x excludeSuffix}*] [-a outputFile] [-v] [-m] [-M] [-r] [-u] [-U] [-C] [-N] [-E] [-1] [-q] [-h]


Exports the contents of the database to a LDIF file. This script can be executed while the server is still running, except when using the -r option.


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 reindex. Example: userRoot
-s includeSuffix
Specifies suffixes to be included in the LDIF file.
-x excludeSuffix
Specifies suffixes to be excluded from the LDIF file.
-a Output File
The name for the LDIF file.
-m Minimize the base64 encodings in the exported LDIF file.
-M Exported ldif is stored in multiple files. These files are named : <instance>_<filename>
By default, all instances are stored in the filename specified by the -a option.
-r Export replication data(information required to initialize a replica when the LDIF is imported).
-v Display version
-u Do not export the unique-id attribute.
-U Requests that the output LDIF is not folded.
-C Uses only the main database file.
-N Suppress printing sequential number
-E Decrypts any encrypted data during export.
-1 Deletes, for reasons of backward compatibility, the first line of the LDIF file that gives the version of the LDIF standard.
-q Quiet mode. Suppresses output of the script.
-h Display the usage.


db2ldif -Z instance3 -n userRoot -a /LDAP/ldif/export.ldif
db2ldif -s ’dc=example,dc=com’ -a /LDAP/ldif/export.ldif -m -E -q


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.


db2ldif was written by the 389 Project.



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