The following procedure uses the resync command to populate an empty Sync Destination topology for small datasets. For large deployments, use the bin/translate-ldif command.

In this example, assume that the Sync Destination topology has only the base entry (dc=example,dc=com) and the cn=Sync User entry. Perform the following steps to populate an empty Sync Destination:

  1. Run the resync command with the log file path and with the log level debug. Logging is located in logs/tools/resync.log and in logs/tools/resync-errors.log.
    $ bin/resync --pipe-name sun-to-ds-sync-pipe \
      --numPasses 1 \
      --logLevel debug
  2. Open the logs/resync-failed-DNs.log file in a text editor to locate the error and fix it. An entry cannot be created because the parent entry does not exist.
    # Entry '(see below)' was dropped because there was a failure at the
    Failed to create entry uid=mlott,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com. Cause:
    LDAPException(resultCode=no such object, errorMessage='Entry
    uid=user.38,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com cannot be added because its parent
    entry ou=People,dc=example,dc=com does not exist in the server',
    ( Build
    dn: uid=user.38,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com
  3. Rerun the resync command. The command creates the entries in the Sync Destination topology that are present in the Sync Source topology.
    $ bin/resync --pipe-name sun-to-ds-sync-pipe
    ...(output from each pass)...
    Status after completing all passes[20/Mar/2016:14:23:33 -0500]
    Source entries retrieved 160
    Entries in-sync 156
    Entries created 4
    Duration (seconds) 11
    Resync completed in 12 s.
    156 entries were in-sync, 0 entries were modified, 4 entries were created,
    0 entries are still out-of-sync, 0 entries are still missing, and 0
    entries could not be processed due to an error

    If importing a large amount of data into a PingDirectory server, run export-ldif and import-ldif on the newly populated backend for most efficient disk space use. If needed, run dsreplication initialize to propagate the efficient layout to additional replicas.