Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 Administration Guide

ProcedureTo Export a Suffix to LDIF

You can use DSCC to perform this task. For information, see Directory Service Control Center Interface and the DSCC online help.

  1. Use one of the following commands to export a suffix to an LDIF file:

    • If your server is local and stopped, type:

      $ dsadm export instance-path suffix-DN LDIF-file
    • If your server is remote and running, type:

      $ dsconf export -h host -p port suffix-DN LDIF-file

    The following example uses dsconf export to export two suffixes to a single LDIF file:

    $ dsconf export -h host1 -p 1389 ou=people,dc=example,dc=com \
     ou=contractors,dc=example,dc=com /local/ds/ldif/export123.ldif

    The dsadm export and dsconf export commands can also be used with the --no-repl option to specify that no replication information is to be exported. The default is that the replicated suffix is exported to an LDIF file with replication information. The resulting LDIF file will contain attribute subtypes that are used by the replication mechanism. This LDIF file can then be imported on the consumer server to initialize the consumer replica, as described in Initializing Replicas

    For more information about these commands, see the dsadm(1M) and dsconf(1M) man pages.