db2index.pl man page

db2index.pl — Directory Server perl script for indexing a database


db2index.pl [-Z serverID] [-D rootdn] { -w password | -w - | -j filename } [-n backendname] [-P protocol] [-t attributeName[:indextypes[:matchingrules]]] [-T vlvTag] [-v] [-h]


Indexes attributes in the specified database. If no attributes are specified, then all the attribute indexes will be regenerated. 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.
-n Backend Name
The name of the LDBM database to restore. Example: userRoot
-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.
-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


db2index.pl -n userRoot -D 'cn=directory manager' -w password -t uid:eq,pres,sub: -t cn:eq,pres
db2index.pl -Z instance3
db2index.pl -Z instance2 -w password -s 'dc=example,dc=com' -t uid:eq:pres:sub -t sn -P STARTTLS
Note: security must be enabled to use protocol STARTTLS. If STARTTLS 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.


db2index.pl was written by the 389 Project.

Reporting Bugs

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


Mar 5, 2013