5.5.2 Restoring a Kerberos Database from a Dump File
To restore a Kerberos database dump from a file, use the
load command on one of the KDCs. The syntax
kdb5_util load [-old] [-b6] [-b7] [-ov] [-verbose]
[-update] [-hash] dumpfilename dbname [admin_dbname]
kdb5_util load command takes the following options:
- requires the dump to be in the Kerberos 5 Beta 5 and earlier dump format
(“kdb5_edit load_dump version 2.0”).
- requires the dump to be in the Kerberos 5 Beta 6 format (“kdb5_edit
load_dump version 3.0”).
- requires the dump to be in the Kerberos 5 Beta 7 format (“kdb5_edit
load_dump version 4”).
- requires the dump to be in ovsec_adm_export format.
- causes the name of each principal and policy to be printed as it is
- causes records from the dump file to be updated in or added to the
existing database. This is useful in conjunction with an
ovsec_adm_export format dump if you want to preserve per-principal
policy information, since the current default format does not contain
- causes the database to be stored as a hash rather than a binary tree.
shell% kdb5_util load dumpfile principal
shell% kdb5_util load -update dumpfile principal
If the database file exists, and the -update flag was not given,
kdb5_util will overwrite the existing database.