Compacting a Suffix
Directory Server 6.3 supports
the compaction of suffixes offline. Online compaction is not supported in
this release. If storage space is available, compacting a suffix reduces the
size of the database by reorganizing the database keys.
To Compact a Suffix Offline
Stop the server and backup your database before performing this task.
Compact the required suffix.
$ dsadm repack instance-path suffix-dn
All .db3 files related to the specified suffix
If you run this command with the -b option, you can
specify a back end database name, instead of a suffix DN. At least one suffix,
or one back end must be specified.