upgradednformat - Man Page

Directory Server script for upgrading the DN format


upgradednformat -n backendname -a database_directory [-Z serverID] [-N] [-h]


Updates older-style DN syntaxes to RFC 4514-style DN syntaxes for migrated databases.  This is usually needed after migrating from an older version of Directory Server.  This script must be run while the server is stopped.


A summary of options is included below:

-n Backend Name

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

-a Database directory

The full path to the database directory.

-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.


Only checks whether any DNs in the database need to be updated.


Display the usage.


upgradednformat -n userRoot -a /var/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance2/db -Z instance2


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.


upgradednformat was written by the 389 Project.

Reporting Bugs

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


March 31, 2017