LDAP - Migrate the current LDAP Database to a new domain

Here is how I migrated the current LDAP database to a new domain:

* Export the old LDAP database to ldif file.
* Delete the old databaes
* Create a new LDAP database with new domain name
* Modify the exported ldif file above to fit the new domain (the root dn)
* Import the modified ldif file into the new database

Assuming I have a new domain name:


And I want to move all of the existing LDAP data to the new one.

I did the following steps:

0. Backup the old LDAP database:

# slapcat -v -l old_ldap.ldif

1. Stop the OpenLDAP server:

# service slapd stop

2. Delete old LDAP database:

# cd /var/lib/ldap
# rm -rf * 


3. Make sure LDAP is not running:

# nano /var/lib/ldap/DB_CONFIG

add these following line and save:

set_cachesize           0 150000000 1
set_lg_regionmax        262144
set_lg_bsize            2097152
set_flags               DB_LOG_AUTOREMOVE

4. Change the current LDAP settings:

+ /etc/ldapscripts/ldapscripts.conf:




+ /etc/ldap/slapd.d/cn=config/olcDatabase\=\{1\}hdb.ldif:


olcSuffix: dc=my,dc=new,dc=ldap,dc=domain 
olcAccess: {0}to attrs=userPassword,shadowLastChange by self write by anonymous auth by dn="cn=admin,dc=ssis,dc=edu,dc=vn" write by * none
olcAccess: {2}to * by self write by dn="cn=admin,dc=my,dc=new,dc=ldap,dc=domain" write by * read
olcRootDN: cn=admin,dc=my,dc=new,dc=ldap,dc=domain
olcRootPW:: <new administrator password>


5. Prepare the new LDAP Directory structure, data, new_ldap.ldif, (or modify the old_ldap.ldif with the new dn):

# Root
dn:        dc=my,dc=new,dc=ldap,dc=domain
description:    New LDAP BaseDN
dc:        parent
o:        parent.ssis.edu.vn
objectClass:    top
objectClass:    dcObject
objectClass:    organization
structuralObjectClass: organization

# administrator
dn: cn=admin,dc=my,dc=new,dc=ldap,dc=domain
objectClass: simpleSecurityObject
objectClass: organizationalRole
cn: admin
description: LDAP administrator
userPassword:: <new administrator password>
structuralObjectClass: organizationalRole

# Subtree for Users
dn:        ou=Users,dc=my,dc=new,dc=ldap,dc=domain
ou:        Users
description:    Parent Ldap Users
objectClass:    organizationalUnit
objectClass:    top
structuralObjectClass: organizationalUnit

# Subtree for Groups
dn:        ou=Groups,dc=my,dc=new,dc=ldap,dc=domain
ou:        Groups
description:    Parent LDAP Groups
objectClass:    organizationalUnit
objectClass:    top
structuralObjectClass: organizationalUnit


6. Test the new ldif:

# slapadd -b "dc=my,dc=new,dc=ldap,dc=domain" -v -u -l new_ldap.ldif

The '-u' means run the command in test mode.
If everything's OK , the output will look something like:

added: "dc=my,dc=new,dc=ldap,dc=domain"
added: "cn=admin,dc=my,dc=new,dc=ldap,dc=domain"
added: "ou=Users,
added: "ou=Groups,dc=my,dc=new,dc=ldap,dc=domain"
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7. Add the new LDAP data to the server:

# slapadd -b "dc=my,dc=new,dc=ldap,dc=domain" -v -l new_ldap.ldif