Backup 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.

To do so start the util vdmexport.exe (c:Program FilesVMware ManagerServerbinvdmexport.exe)
You will get a prompt like:
vmdexport>

Execute the command “vdmconfig.ldif” to export the LDAP data to this 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.

2 Comments to “Backup Vmware View LDAP repository”

  1. By Mark Benson, December 23, 2009 @ 08:52

    You also need the -z option on the LDIFDE command to ensure it continues when it tries to add entries allready present or tries to delete entries that are not present.

    Please refer to http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1008046

  2. By Mark Benson, December 23, 2009 @ 08:52

    You also need the -z option on the LDIFDE command to ensure it continues when it tries to add entries allready present or tries to delete entries that are not present.

    Please refer to http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1008046

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