tdbtool man page

tdbtool — manipulate the contents TDB files

Synopsis

tdbtool

tdbtool [-l] TDBFILE [Commands...]

Description

This tool is part of the samba(1) suite.

tdbtool a tool for displaying and altering the contents of Samba TDB (Trivial DataBase) files. Each of the commands listed below can be entered interactively or provided on the command line.

Options

-l
This options disables any locking, by passing TDB_NOLOCK to tdb_open_ex(). Only use this for database files which are not used by any other process! And also only if it is otherwise not possible to open the database, e.g. databases which were created with mutex locking.

Commands

create TDBFILE

Create a new database named TDBFILE.

open TDBFILE

Open an existing database named TDBFILE.

erase

Erase the current database.

dump

Dump the current database as strings.

cdump

Dump the current database as connection records.

keys

Dump the current database keys as strings.

hexkeys

Dump the current database keys as hex values.

info

Print summary information about the current database.

insert KEY DATA

Insert a record into the current database.

move KEY TDBFILE

Move a record from the current database into TDBFILE.

store KEY DATA

Store (replace) a record in the current database.

show KEY

Show a record by key.

delete KEY

Delete a record by key.

list

Print the current database hash table and free list.

free

Print the current database and free list.

! COMMAND

Execute the given system command.

first

Print the first record in the current database.

next

Print the next record in the current database.

check

Check the integrity of the current database.

repack

Repack a database using a temporary file to remove fragmentation.

quit

Exit tdbtool.

Caveats

The contents of the Samba TDB files are private to the implementation and should not be altered with tdbtool.

Version

This man page is correct for version 3.6 of the Samba suite.

Author

The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.

Info

2015-04-25 Samba 4.0 System Administration tools