For new installations, LDIF exports occur by default every day at 1:05 a.m. (in the JVM's default time zone, which is generally the time zone configured for the underlying system). At this time, the server will export the contents of each non-administrative backend to a file in the server root "ldif" directory. The LDIF exports are compressed and encrypted, if the global configuration is set to encrypt LDIF exports by default (which is enabled if encryption is configured during setup). The LDIF exports are rate limited to ten megabytes per second to minimize the impact on server performance, and exports are retained for seven days.

The recurring task chain is created in instances that are updated to this release, but is not enabled by default. LDIF export can export multiple backends in the same recurring task. The backend-id property can include multiple backends, or an exclude-backend-id property can exclude one or more backends. These optional properties are mutually exclusive, so only one can be provided.

  • If the backend-id property has one or more values, only the backends with those IDs will be exported.
  • If the exclude-backend-id property has one or more values, all public backends (all backends containing user-supplied data) except those listed will be exported.
  • If neither the backend-id property nor the exclude-backend-id property supply values, all public backends will be exported.