Backup a Vmware View LDAP repository

If you want to backup the Vmware View LDAP repository from a standard or replica server you will have to export the LDAP data to a ldif file.

We can use the utility vmdexport.exe in c:program filesVMwareView ManagerServerbinvmdexport.exe to export the LDAP data to a ldif file. In a dos box goto the location of the vmdexport util an enter:

vmdexport > vmdconfig.ldif

The LDAP data is now saved in vmdconfig.ldif file.

To restore this date you will have to import this ldif file. You use the tool LDIFDE included in Windows 2003 server. Execute the following command:
LDIFDE -i -f vdmconfig.ldif -s 127.0.0.1

to import the vmdconfig.ldif file that we create earlier.

About Michael
Michael Wilmsen is a VMware training/consultant (no specific order) with more than 15 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Site Recovery Manager with a deepdive to performance. Michael is VCDX 210, VCAP 4/5 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, is a PernixPro, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

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