vlvindex - Man Page

Directory Server script for VLV indexing


vlvindex [-Z serverID] -n backendname | {-s includesuffix}* -T vlvTag [-d debuglevel] [-v] [-h]


Creates virtual list view (VLV) indexes, known in the Directory Server Console as browsing indexes. VLV indexes introduce flexibility in the way search results are viewed.  VLV index configuration must already exist prior to running this script. The Directory Server must be stopped before 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.

-n Backend Name

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

-s includeSuffix

Specifies suffixes to be included or the subtrees to be included

-T vlvTag

This is the name of the vlv index entry under cn=config.

-d Debug Level

Settings the debugging level.


Display the version.


Display the usage.


vlvindex -n userRoot -T myVLVIndex -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.


vlvindex was written by the 389 Project.

Reporting Bugs

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


March 31, 2017