26 Backing Up and Restoring Oracle Internet Directory

All of the Oracle Internet Directory data that you need to back up and restore is in the underlying Oracle Database. You can back up a small directory or a specific naming context by using the ldifwrite utility.

For more information about backing up and restoring an Oracle Database, see the Oracle Database Backup and Recovery User's Guide.

To back up and restore your Oracle home and Oracle instance, see the Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide.


If you back up data from an earlier version of Oracle Internet Directory, such as 10g Release 2 (, then restore it on a node running 10g ( or later, you must update the password policy entries as described in Section 40.5.3, "Password Policy and Fan-out Replication."