ASTDB2BDB(8)ASTDB2BDB(8)NAMEastdb2bdb - convert astdb back to Berkeley DB 1.86
cd astvarlibdir && astdb2bdb path/to/astdb.sqlite3
Up until version version 11, Asterisk used an old version of the Berke‐
ley DB 1.86 (bdb) to store its internal persistent database. In version
11 it switched to using a SQLIte 3 database. This program is used to
convert the newly-formatted SQLite 3 astdb back to bdb.
You may need it in case of reverting an upgrade or other similar sce‐
There is a single (and required) parameter: the path the the sqlite
file. The output file will be a file called astdb in the current work‐
In case you want to revert an upgrade to Asterisk 11, you can do the
following (while Asterisk is not running):
cd /var/lib/asterisk && astdb2bdb astdb.sqlite3 && rm astdb.sqlite3
This will convert the newly-formatted astdb back to the old format, and
delete it (to avoid obsolete data copies).
Berkeley DB 1.86 is obsolete. It is incompatible with newer versions
(4.x and newer) that you may see around. Chances are you don't have the
tools to use it independently of Asterisk.
SEE ALSOastdb2sqlite3(8), asterisk(8)AUTHORastdb2bdb was written by Terry Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page was written by Tzafrir Cohen <tzafrir.cohen@xor‐
Asterisk 11 30 SEPTEMBER 2013 ASTDB2BDB(8)