Provided by: asterisk_13.1.0~dfsg-1.1ubuntu4_i386 bug


       astdb2bdb - convert astdb back to Berkeley DB 1.86


       cd astvarlibdir && astdb2bdb path/to/astdb.sqlite3


       Up  until  version  version  11,  Asterisk  used  an old version of the
       Berkeley DB 1.86 (bdb) to store its internal  persistent  database.  In
       version  11  it  switched to using a SQLIte 3 database. This program is
       used to convert the newly-formatted SQLite 3 astdb back to bdb.

       You may need it in case  of  reverting  an  upgrade  or  other  similar


       There  is  a  single  (and required) parameter: the path the the sqlite
       file.  The output file will be a  file  called  astdb  in  the  current
       working directory.


       In  case  you  want to revert an upgrade to Asterisk 11, you can do the
       following (while Asterisk is not running):

         cd /var/lib/asterisk && astdb2bdb astdb.sqlite3 && rm astdb.sqlite3

       This will convert the newly-formatted astdb back to the old format, and
       delete it (to avoid obsolete data copies).


       Berkeley  DB  1.86  is obsolete. It is incompatible with newer versions
       (4.x and newer) that you may see around. Chances are you don't have the
       tools to use it independently of Asterisk.


       astdb2sqlite3(8), asterisk(8)


       astdb2bdb was written by Terry Wilson <>.

       This     manual     page     was     written     by    Tzafrir    Cohen