You can back up configuration data of a View Connection Server instance by exporting the contents of its View LDAP repository.

You use the vdmexport command to export the data to an LDIF file. You can run the vdmexport command on any View Connection Server instance.

If you have multiple View Connection Server instances in a replicated group, you only need to export the data from one instance. All replicated instances contain the same configuration data.


The vdmexport.exe command backs up the View LDAP data only. This command does not back up View Composer database information.

Locate the vdmexport.exe command executable file installed with View Connection Server in the default path.

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Server\tools\bin

Log in to a View Connection Server instance as a user in the Administrators or Administrators (Read only) role.


Select Start > Command Prompt.


At the command prompt, type the vdmexport command and redirect the output to a file.

For example:

vdmexport > Myexport.LDF

You can specify the output file name as an argument to the -f parameter.

For example:

vdmexport -f Myexport.LDF

The vdmexport command writes your View Connection Server configuration data to the specified LDIF file.

For more information about the vdmexport command, see the VMware View Integration document.

You can use the LDIF file to maintain your configuration data in the following ways.

Restore or transfer the configuration information of View Connection Server.

Modify the configuration information of View Connection Server by editing the entries in the file and importing the file to the target View Connection Server instance.

For details about importing the LDIF file, see Restoring View Connection Server and View Composer Configuration Data.