LDIF2DB.PL(8)               System Manager's Manual              LDIF2DB.PL(8)

       ldif2db.pl - Directory Server perl script for importing a LDIF file

       ldif2db.pl -n backend [-Z serverID] [-D rootdn] { -w password | -w - |
       -j filename } [-P protocol] {-s includeSuffix}* [{-x excludeSuffix}*]
       [-O] [-c chunksize] [-h] [-g [string]] [-G namespace_id] {-i filename}*

       Imports LDIF file(s) into the server. Either the option '-n' or '-s'
       must be used.  This script creates an entry in the directory that
       launches this dynamic task.

       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.

       -D Root DN
              The Directory Manager DN, or root DN.  If not specified, the
              script will search the server instance configuration for the

       -w password
              The rootdn password.

       -w -
              Prompt for the rootdn password.

       -j password filename
              The name of the file that contains the root DN password.

       -n Backend Name
              The name of the LDBM database to restore.  Example: userRoot

       -s includeSuffix
              Specifies the suffixes to be included or specifies the subtrees
              to be included.

       -x excludeSuffix
              Specifies the suffixes to be excluded or specifies the subtrees
              to be excluded.

       -i filename
              Name for the LDIF file to import.

       -g [string]
              Generates a unique ID. Type none for no unique ID to be
              generated and deterministic for the generated unique ID to be
              name-based. By default, a time-based unique ID is generated.
              When using the deterministic generation to have a name-based
              unique ID, it is also possible to specify the namespace for the
              server to use, as follows:

              -g deterministic namespaceId

              namespaceId is a string of characters in the format 00-xxxxxxxx-

       -G namespace_id
              Generates a namespace ID as a name-based unique ID. This is the
              same as specifying the -g deterministic option.

       -P Protocol
              The connection protocol to connect to the Directory Server.
              Protocols are STARTTLS, LDAPS, LDAPI, and LDAP.  If this option
              is skipped, the most secure protocol that is available is used.
              For LDAPI, AUTOBIND is also available for the root user.

              Requests that only the core database is created without
              attribute indexes.

       -c Chunk size
              The number of entries to process before starting a fresh pass
              during the import.  By default this is handled internally by the

              Display usage

       ldif2db.pl -Z instance1 -n userRoot -i /LDAP/ldif/data.ldif

       ldif2db.pl -s "dc=example,dc=com" -i /LDAP/ldif/data.ldif -D
       'cn=directory manager' -w password  -P STARTTLS

              Note: security must be enabled to use protocol STARTTLS.  If
              STARTTLS is not available it will default to next
              strongest/available protocol automatically.

       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.

       ldif2db.pl was written by the 389 Project.

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

       Copyright © 2017 Red Hat, Inc.

                                March 31, 2017                   LDIF2DB.PL(8)