This operation is triggered by setting the attribute to a space-separated list of attributes. The requester must be a member of the BUILTIN\Administrators group (section

The following shows an LDIF sample that performs this operation for the description and sn attributes.

 changetype: modify 
 add: dumpDatabase 
 dumpDatabase: description sn 

The effects of dumpDatabase are outside the state model. An update of dumpDatabase causes the contents of the DC's database to be written to a text file on the DC's disk. All the attributes specified in the dumpDatabase value are included in the dump, except that certain security-sensitive attributes are omitted from the dump even if requested. The dump can include attributes that were not explicitly requested.