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A docker image to run OpenLDAP, and make periodic backups 🐳

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Latest release: 1.5.0 - Changelog | Docker Hub 

A docker image to run OpenLDAP, and make periodic backups.


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Quick start

This image is based on osixia/openldap please refer to: 

Here just the backup extension will be described.

Backup directory and data persistence

Backups are created in the directory /data/backup that should be mapped has volume so your ldap files are saved outside the container.

  docker run --env LDAP_BACKUP_CONFIG_CRON_EXP="0 5 * * *" \
  --volume /data/openldap/backup:/data/backup \
  --detach osixia/openldap-backup:1.5.0

For more information about docker data volume, please refer to :


The container default log level is info. Available levels are: none, error, warning, info, debug and trace.

Example command to run the container in debug mode:

docker run --detach osixia/openldap-backup:1.5.0 --loglevel debug

See all command line options:

docker run osixia/openldap-backup:1.5.0 --help

Environment Variables

Environment variables defaults are set in image/environment/default.yaml.

See how to set your own environment variables

  • LDAP_BACKUP_CONFIG_CRON_EXP: Cron expression to schedule OpenLDAP config backup. Defaults to 0 4 * * *. Every days at 4am.

  • LDAP_BACKUP_DATA_CRON_EXP: Cron expression to schedule OpenLDAP data backup. Defaults to 0 4 * * *. Every days at 4am.

  • LDAP_BACKUP_TTL: Backup TTL in days. Defaults to 15.

Set your own environment variables

Use command line argument

Environment variables can be set by adding the --env argument in the command line, for example:

docker run --env LDAP_BACKUP_CONFIG_CRON_EXP="0 5 * * *" \
--detach osixia/openldap-backup:1.5.0

For example if your environment file is in : /data/ldap/environment/my-env.yaml

docker run --volume /data/ldap/environment/my-env.yaml:/container/environment/01-custom/env.yaml \
--detach osixia/openldap-backup:1.5.0

Take care to link your environment file to /container/environment/XX-somedir (with XX < 99 so they will be processed before default environment files) and not directly to /container/environment because this directory contains predefined baseimage environment files to fix container environment (INITRD, LANG, LANGUAGE and LC_CTYPE).

Make your own image or extend this image

This is the best solution if you have a private registry. Please refer to the Advanced User Guide just below.

Advanced User Guide

Extend osixia/openldap-backup:1.5.0 image

If you need to add your custom environment files you can extends this image.

Dockerfile example:

FROM osixia/openldap-backup:1.5.0
MAINTAINER Your Name <[email protected]>

ADD environment /container/environment/01-custom

Make your own openldap-backup image

Clone this project:

git clone
cd docker-openldap-backup

Adapt Makefile, set your image NAME and VERSION, for example:

NAME = osixia/openldap-backup
VERSION = 1.1.9

NAME = cool-guy/openldap-backup
VERSION = 0.1.0

Add environment files...

Build your image:

make build

Run your image:

docker run --detach cool-guy/openldap-backup:0.1.0


We use Bats (Bash Automated Testing System) to test this image:

Install Bats, and in this project directory run:

make test


Kubernetes is an open source system for managing containerized applications across multiple hosts, providing basic mechanisms for deployment, maintenance, and scaling of applications.

More information:

osixia-openldap-backup kubernetes examples are available in osixia/docker-openldap.

Under the hood: osixia/openldap

This image is based on osixia/openldap. More info:


If you discover a security vulnerability within this docker image, please send an email to the Osixia! team at [email protected]. For minor vulnerabilities feel free to add an issue here on github.

Please include as many details as possible.


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