SYNOPSIS [-Z serverID] [-D rootdn] { -w password | -w - | -j filename } [-t dbtype] [-a backupdir] [-P protocol] [-v] [-h]


Creates a backup of the Directory Server database. The Directory Server must be started prior to 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.

-D Root DN

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

-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.

-t database type

The backend database type (default: ldbm database).

-a backupdir

The directory where the backup should be stored.

-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.


Display verbose output


Display usage

EXAMPLE -Z instance1 -D 'cn=directory manager' -w password -a /LDAP/backups/20130305 -P LDAPI

Note: LDAPI must be enabled to use this protocol. If LDAPI 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.

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