First off, I have opened a ticket to make it clear in the FreeIPA docs what you 
should do:

Okay, until I get that done, here is the info on what to do for backing up and 
restoring the DS in general:

There are a couple of different options and scripts you can use, aside from 
just importing and exporting data.

Hope that helps!

----- Original Message -----

From: "Steven Jones" <>
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 3:55:35 PM
Subject: [Freeipa-users] backing up and restoring the backend


Backing up

I cant find anything in the documentation discussing backing up and recovering 
IPA/ldap? the past I seem to recall the FDS/389 suggested exporting the 
data which was then backed up.....I think there was a gui to do that....

So even if its a case of now its easy just backup /var/lib/dirsrv and nothing 
more is needed, it should say so IMHO.


Is there a restore process?  so with FDS/389 you would import the exported file.


Steven Jones

Technical Specialist - Linux RHCE

Victoria University, Wellington, NZ

0064 4 463 6272

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