Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 Administration Guide

ProcedureTo Add Many Entries to Large Replicated Suffixes

Before You Begin

This procedure generates a large LDIF file. Before running the first dsconf import command, ensure that you have enough disk space available for the generated LDIF file.

You cannot use DSCC to perform this task. Use the command line, as described in this procedure.

Caution – Caution –

This procedure can be used to initialize a server with a large number of entries in several passes. However, if one of the imports fails, the whole database can be lost. Be sure to backup data prior to each import.

  1. On any master replica, import the entries.

    $ dsconf import -h host -p port -K generated-LDIF-file suffix-DN

    The -K option ensures that existing data is not removed. It also generates a file generated-LDIF-file, that contains the new entries and information required by the replication process.

  2. On all other replicas, import the file generated in the previous step.

    $ dsconf import -h host -p port \
    -K -f incremental-output=no generated-LDIF-file suffix-DN

    The option -f incremental-output=no specifies that an additional LDIF file will not be generated. Only one generated LDIF file is needed for this procedure.