db2ldif man page

db2ldif — Directory Server script for exporting the database

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Options

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).

-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.

Example

db2ldif -Z instance3 -n userRoot -a /LDAP/ldif/export.ldif

db2ldif -s 'dc=example,dc=com' -a /LDAP/ldif/export.ldif -m -E -q

Diagnostics

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.

Author

db2ldif was written by the 389 Project.

Reporting Bugs

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

Info

Mar 5, 2013