Importing LDAP data from provider to replica

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Copying a Provider database to the Replica

If an ldap replica is not in sync with the provider, it is possible to manually load all of the data from the provider into the replica. There are two methods of doing this. Either using slapcat/slapadd, or using mdb_copy.

Using mdb_copy to reset the replica db

Using slapcat/slapadd to reload the replica db

On the ZCS LDAP Master

Export an ldif of the master ldap database.

# su - zimbra
$ ~/libexec/zmslapcat /tmp

On the ZCS LDAP replica

Copy the file ldap.bak from the master to the replica (this example assumes that the hostname of the master is

# su - zimbra
$ scp /tmp/ldap-master.ldif

Stop the ldap service.

$ ldap stop

As zimbra, move aside the existing ldap data (for this example, the data directory is renamed with the current date (2007-12-07) and state (out-of-sync) of the data), and create a new empty data directory.

$ cd /opt/zimbra/data/ldap
$ mv mdb mdb.2007-12-07-out-of-sync
$ mkdir -p /opt/zimbra/data/ldap/mdb/db
$ cd
$ ./libexec/zmslapadd /tmp/ldap-master.ldif

Then start the ldap service and run a test query.

$ ldap start
$ zmprov -l getAllServers

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Verified Against: unknown Date Created: 12/7/2007
Article ID: Date Modified: 2013-03-07

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