Difference between revisions of "LDAP data import export"

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=== Preparing for data import ===
 
=== Preparing for data import ===
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As the Zimbra user:
 
As the Zimbra user:
* Stop slapd: ldap stop
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* Stop slapd
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  ldap stop
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* Clean up the old database and move it to a new location
 
* Clean up the old database and move it to a new location
 
   cd /opt/zimbra/data/ldap/hdb/db
 
   cd /opt/zimbra/data/ldap/hdb/db
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   cd ../..
 
   cd ../..
 
   mv hdb hdb.old
 
   mv hdb hdb.old
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* Create the new directory structure and restore database tuning
 
* Create the new directory structure and restore database tuning
 
   mkdir -p hdb/db
 
   mkdir -p hdb/db
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   cd hdb/db
 
   cd hdb/db
 
   cp ../../hdb.old/db/DB_CONFIG .
 
   cp ../../hdb.old/db/DB_CONFIG .
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* Reloading the config db should rarely be necessary (unless you customized the config). To do so though and only if necessary, you would need to clear the config/ directory and import the config data:
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  cd /opt/zimbra/data/ldap
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  mkdir config.bak
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  mv config/* config.bak/
  
 
=== Importing the LDAP data ===
 
=== Importing the LDAP data ===

Revision as of 22:59, 17 January 2013

Admin Article

Article Information

This article applies to the following ZCS versions.

ZCS 7.0 Article ZCS 7.0 ZCS 6.0 Article ZCS 6.0

Zimbra OpenLDAP Server

Data export

Zimbra ships with a utility to export the configuration and main databases as /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmslapcat. It takes a destination directory as an argument for where to store the exported data. A timestamped export of the database will be created. It is safe to run zmslapcat while the LDAP server is running.

Example of main database export:

 /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmslapcat /tmp

Example of configuration database export:

 /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmslapcat -c /tmp

Data import

To import data, the existing database will need to be deleted. You must have a valid LDIF data export to use for import. If you delete the current database off of the disk, there will be no way to recover it from that system.

Preparing for data import

As the Zimbra user:

  • Stop slapd
 ldap stop
  • Clean up the old database and move it to a new location
 cd /opt/zimbra/data/ldap/hdb/db
 /opt/zimbra/bdb/bin/db_recover
 cd ../..
 mv hdb hdb.old
  • Create the new directory structure and restore database tuning
 mkdir -p hdb/db
 mkdir -p hdb/logs
 cd hdb/db
 cp ../../hdb.old/db/DB_CONFIG .
  • Reloading the config db should rarely be necessary (unless you customized the config). To do so though and only if necessary, you would need to clear the config/ directory and import the config data:
 cd /opt/zimbra/data/ldap
 mkdir config.bak
 mv config/* config.bak/

Importing the LDAP data

As the Zimbra user:

  • If the config data had been removed (if /opt/zimbra/data/ldap/config is empty), import the LDAP config data:
/opt/zimbra/openldap/sbin/slapadd -q -n 0 -F /opt/zimbra/data/ldap/config -cv -l /tmp/ldap-config.bak
  • Import the data via the slapadd command. The last argument is the full path to the data export file:
/opt/zimbra/openldap/sbin/slapadd -q -b "" -F /opt/zimbra/data/ldap/config -l /tmp/ldap.bak

It may be helpful to review OpenLDAP Performance Tuning Wiki first to see if there are adjustments to the DB_CONFIG file that are desired prior to import.

Verified Against: ZCS 7.0, ZCS 6.0 Date Created: 10/15/2010
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=LDAP_data_import_export Date Modified: 2013-01-17



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