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ODSEE11g What are the Options to Change the Suffix from dc=<SUFFIX1>,dc=com to dc=<SUFFIX2>,dc=com ? (Doc ID 2696262.1)

Last updated on MARCH 12, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.3.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

What are the Options to Change the Suffix from dc=<SUFFIX1>,dc=com to dc=<SUFFIX2>,dc=com

There are several possible options to accomplish this task.

1) Create a new DS instance, create the new suffix, export an ldif from the previous instance and import that ldif into the newly created instance.

Advantages: A fresh instance with minimal configuration and a single suffix, possibly less resource intensive.

Disadvantages: If this is the same host a different listen port must be used for the LDAP and LDAPS ports, any specific configuration settings must be implemented against the new instance, any CA certificates and intermediary CA certificates must be installed into the certificate database. In both cases all indexes must be created and re-indexed. If this is a different host then all hostnames must be update to reflect the new hostname.

 

2) Create the new suffix on the same instance export an ldif from the instance, edit the ldif with the new suffix name and import that ldif

Advantages: The same hostname is used. The same listen ports may be used for the LDAP and LDAPS ports, any specific configuration settings are preserved. All security setting remains the same for any CA certificates and intermediary CA certificates installed in the certificate database.

Disadvantages: Depending on the size of the suffixes this method could be very resource intensive for the server.

 

This document details option number two.

 

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