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NAME - Directory Server perl script for importing a LDIF file

SYNOPSIS  -n backend [-Z serverID] [-D rootdn] { -w password | -w - |
       -j filename } [-P protocol] {-s includeSuffix}*  [{-x  excludeSuffix}*]
       [-O]  [-c  chunksize]  [-v]  [-h]  [-g  [string]] [-G namespace_id] {-i


       Imports LDIF file(s) into the server. Either the option  '-n'  or  '-s'
       must  be  used.   This  script  creates  an entry in the directory that
       launches this dynamic task.


       A summary of options is included below:

       -Z Server Identifier
              The server ID of the Directory Server  instance.   If  there  is
              only one instance on the system, this option can be skipped.

       -D Root DN
              The  Directory  Manager  DN,  or root DN.  If not specified, the
              script will search the server  instance  configuration  for  the

       -w password
              The rootdn password.

       -w -
              Prompt for the rootdn password.

       -j password filename
              The name of the file that contains the root DN password.

       -n Backend Name
              The name of the LDBM database to restore.  Example: userRoot

       -s includeSuffix
              Specifies  the suffixes to be included or specifies the subtrees
              to be included.

       -x excludeSuffix
              Specifies the suffixes to be excluded or specifies the  subtrees
              to be excluded.

       -i filename
              Name for the LDIF file to import.

       -g [string]
              Generates  a  unique  ID.  Type  none  for  no  unique  ID to be
              generated and deterministic for the generated unique  ID  to  be
              name-based.  By  default,  a  time-based unique ID is generated.
              When using the deterministic generation  to  have  a  name-based
              unique  ID, it is also possible to specify the namespace for the
              server to use, as follows:

              -g deterministic namespaceId

              namespaceId is a string of characters in the format 00-xxxxxxxx-

       -G namespace_id
              Generates  a namespace ID as a name-based unique ID. This is the
              same as specifying the -g deterministic option.

       -P Protocol
              The connection protocol to  connect  to  the  Directory  Server.
              Protocols  are STARTTLS, LDAPS, LDAPI, and LDAP.  If this option
              is skipped, the most secure protocol that is available is  used.
              For LDAPI, AUTOBIND is also available for the root user.

              Requests   that  only  the  core  database  is  created  without
              attribute indexes.

       -c Chunk size
              The number of entries to process before starting  a  fresh  pass
              during the import.  By default this is handled internally by the

              Display verbose output

              Display usage

EXAMPLE -Z instance1 -n userRoot -i /LDAP/ldif/data.ldif   -s   "dc=example,dc=com"   -i   /LDAP/ldif/data.ldif    -D
       'cn=directory manager' -w password  -P STARTTLS

              Note:  security  must  be  enabled to use protocol STARTTLS.  If
              STARTTLS  is   not   available   it   will   default   to   next
              strongest/available protocol automatically.


       Exit  status  is  zero if no errors occur.  Errors result in a non-zero
       exit status and a diagnostic message being written to standard error.

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                                  Mar 5, 2013                    LDIF2DB.PL(8)