bak2db.pl man page

bak2db.pl — Directory Server perl script for restoring a backup


bak2db.pl -a archivedir [-Z serverID] [-D rootdn] { -w password | -w - | -j filename } [-t dbtype] [-n backendname] [-P protocol] [-v] [-h]


Restores a database from a backup. The Directory Server must be started prior to running this script.


A summary of options is included below:

-a archivedir
The directory of the archived database.
-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).
-n Backend Name
The name of the LDBM database to restore. Example: userRoot
-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.
Display verbose output
Display usage


bak2db.pl -a /LDAP/backups/20130305/ -D 'cn=directory manager' -w password -n userRoot -P LDAPS
Note: security must be enabled to use protocol LDAPS. If LDAPS is not available it will default to next strongest/available protocol automatically.

bak2db.pl -a /LDAP/backups/20130305/ -Z instance2 -w password -n example -P LDAPI


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.


bak2db.pl was written by the 389 Project.

Reporting Bugs

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


Mar 5, 2013