Updated: 30 SEPTEMBER 2013
astdb2bdb - 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
Berkeley 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
There is a single (and required) parameter: the path the the sqlite file.
The output file will be a file called
in the current working directory.
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Berkeley DB 1.86 is obsolete.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.
astdb2bdb was written by Terry Wilson <email@example.com
This manual page was written by Tzafrir Cohen <firstname.lastname@example.org>.