dbverify - Man Page

Directory Server script for indexing attributes


dbverify [-Z serverID] [-n backend] [-V] [-v] [-d debuglevel] [-h]


Verifies the backend database files. If the server crashes because of a corrupted database, this command can be used to verify the integrity of the different database files to help isolate any problems.  This script should be run while the server instacne is stopped.


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

-a Database Directory

Location of database if it is different than what is in the server configuration(e.g. backup directories)

-d Debug Level

Sets the debugging level.


Verbose output.


Display the version of the Directory Server.


Display the usage.


dbverify -Z instance3 -n userRoot -V


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.


dbverify was written by the 389 Project.

Reporting Bugs

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


March 31, 2017