db2bak.pl man page

db2bak.pl — Directory Server perl script for creating a backup


db2bak.pl [-Z serverID] [-D rootdn] { -w password | -w - | -j filename } [-t dbtype] [-a backupdir] [-A backupdir] [-P protocol] [-v] [-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.
-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.
Display verbose output
Display usage


db2bak.pl -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.


db2bak.pl was written by the 389 Project.

Reporting Bugs

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


Mar 5, 2013