MIGRATE-DS.PL(8)            System Manager's Manual           MIGRATE-DS.PL(8)

       migrate-ds.pl - Directory Server Migration script

       migrate-ds.pl [--options] -- [args]

       Directory Server Migration script - migrates Directory Server from
       older releases to the current release.

       This script will copy instances (data and configuration) from the old
       server root directory to their new FHS locations.  This script does a
       copy only - the data in the old instances will be left untouched.  The
       old instances must be shutdown first to ensure that the databases are
       copied safely.  During migration your migrated instances will be

       A summary of options is included below:

       --help This message

              Print the version and exit

              Turn on debugging

              The old server root directory to migrate from

       --actualsroot This is the old location of the old server root.

              Use silent setup - no user input

              Use the file 'name' in .inf format to supply the default answers

              Do not delete the temporary .inf file generated by this program

              Log migration messages to this file - otherwise, a temp file
              will be used

              By default, all directory server instances will be migrated.
              You can use this argument to specify one or more (e.g. -i
              slapd-foo -i slapd-bar) if you do not want to migrate all of

              See below.

       For all options, you can also use the short name e.g. -h, -d, etc.  For
       the -d argument, specifying it more than once will increase the debug
       level e.g. -ddddd

       args: You can supply default .inf data in this format:





              "slapd.Suffix=dc=example, dc=com"

       Values passed in this manner will override values in an .inf file given
       with the -f argument.

       actualsroot: This is used when you must migrate from one machine to
       another.  The usual case is that you have mounted the old server root
       on a different root directory, either via a network mount, or by
       copying a tarball made using a relative directory on the source machine
       to the destination machine and untarring it.

       For example: machineA is a 32bit machine, and you want to migrate your
       servers to a new 64bit machine.  Lets assume your old server root on
       machineA was /opt/myds, and your new machine also wants to use a server
       root of /opt/myds.  There are a couple of different ways to proceed.
       Either make a tarball of opt/myds from machineA using a relative path
       (i.e. NOT /opt/myds) or use NFS to mount machineA:/opt/myds on a
       different mount point (e.g. machineB:/migration/opt/myds).

       If you do this, you should give the old "real" server root (/opt/myds)
       as the --actualsroot argument, and use /migration/opt/myds for the
       --oldsroot argument.  That is, the oldsroot is the physical location of
       the files on disk.  The actualsroot is the old value of the server root
       on the source machine.

       cross: Also known as crossplatform, or 'c', or 'x'.  This is when the
       source machine is a different architecture than the destination
       machine.  In this case, only certain data will be available for
       migration.  Changelog information will not be migrated, and replicas
       will need to be reinitialized (if migrating masters or hubs).  This
       type of migration requires that all of your old databases have been
       dumped to LDIF format, and the LDIF file must be in the default
       database directory (usually /var/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance/db), and the
       LDIF file must have the same name as the database instance directory,
       with a ".ldif".  For example, if you have


       you must first use db2ldif to export these databases to LDIF e.g.

              cd /var/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance
              ./db2ldif -n userRoot -a /var/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance/ldif/userRoot.ldif and
              ./db2ldif -n NetscapeRoot -a /var/lib/dirsrv/slapd-instance/ldif/NetscapeRoot.ldif

       Then you must somehow make your old server root directory available on
       the destination machine, either by creating a tar archive on the source
       and copying it to the destination, or by network mounting the source
       directory on the destination machine.

       migrate-ds.pl was written by the 389 Project.

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

       Copyright © 2017 Red Hat, Inc.
       This manual page was written by Michele Baldessari
       <michele@pupazzo.org>, for the Debian project (but may be used by
       This is free software.  You may redistribute copies of it under the
       terms of the Directory Server license found in the LICENSE file of this
       software distribution.  This license is essentially the GNU General
       Public License version 2 with an exception for plug-in distribution.

                                March 31, 2017                MIGRATE-DS.PL(8)