db2index - Man Page

Directory Server script for indexing attributes


db2index [-Z serverID] [-n backend | {-s includeSuffix}* -t attribute[:indextypes[:matchingrules]] -T vlvTag] [-v] [-h]


Reindexes the database index files.  The Directory Server must be stopped 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.

-n Backend Name

The name of the LDBM database to reindex.  Example: userRoot

-s includeSuffix

Specifies suffixes to be included or the subtrees to be included

-t attributeName[:indextypes[:matchingrules]]

The attribute to index.  Optionally you can specify a comma separated list of index types: eq, sub, pres, and approx.   An optional matching rule OID can also be set.

-T vlvTag

This is the name of the vlv index entry under cn=config.


Display version


Display the usage.


db2index -n userRoot -t uid:eq,sub: -t cn:eq,pres

db2index -Z instance2 -s 'dc=example,dc=com' -t uid:eq:pres:sub -t sn

db2index -Z instance3


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.


db2index was written by the 389 Project.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to https://pagure.io/389-ds-base/new_issue


March 31, 2017