Thursday, February 24, 2022

[389-users] Re: OpenLDAP import into 389 Directory Server failing

This is just an educated guess but It looks like you may be missing some schemas

On Tue, Feb 22, 2022, 4:00 PM Jason W. Lewis <> wrote:

After RHEL, etc dropped OpenLDAP, I've begun testing with 389 Directory Server. Currently, I'm trying to use openldap_to_ds to import slapd.d config and an LDIF export to import my old database into the new server.

I've created a new instance in 389-ds named terminal-config. I've tried the following variations on the idea, all of which gave me the same results:

  • exported the LDIF from OpenLDAP 2.4 on Oracle Linux 7 and CentOS 6 servers.
  • Rewrote all files being imported to make sure they weren't corrupt.
  • used relative and absolute path names to the files
  • Tried importing with a new instance (as mentioned above) and no instance at all
  • When using dscreate to make the new instance, I've tried setting it up differently (allowed sample entries and not, etc)

No matter what I do, this is what I get when I try:

[root@ldaptest ~]# openldap_to_ds terminal-config /root/slapd.d  /root/terminals.ldif

Examining OpenLDAP Configuration ...

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "/usr/sbin/openldap_to_ds", line 250, in <module>

    result = do_migration(inst, log, args, skip_overlays)

  File "/usr/sbin/openldap_to_ds", line 178, in do_migration

    config = olConfig(args.slapd_config, log)

  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/lib389/migrate/openldap/", line 305, in __init__

    for db in dbs

  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/lib389/migrate/openldap/", line 305, in <listcomp>

    for db in dbs

  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/lib389/migrate/openldap/", line 112, in __init__

    self.suffix = ensure_str(self.config[1]['olcSuffix'][0])

KeyError: 'olcSuffix'


During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:


Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "/usr/sbin/openldap_to_ds", line 257, in <module>

    log.error("Error: %s" % " - ".join(str(val) for val in msg.values()))

AttributeError: 'str' object has no attribute 'values'

[root@ldaptest ~]#


Any thoughts on what could be causing this?



Micro Electronics Inc

Jason Lewis

Systems Administrator





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