SLAPCAT(8C)                                                        SLAPCAT(8C)


       slapcat - SLAPD database to LDIF utility


       /usr/sbin/slapcat [-v] [-c] [-k] [-m] [-d level] [-b suffix] [-n dbnum]
       [-s subtree-dn] [-f slapd.conf] [-l ldif-file]


       Slapcat is used to generate an LDAP Directory Interchange Format (LDIF)
       output  based  upon  the contents of a slapd(8) database.  It opens the
       given database determined by the database number or suffix  and  writes
       the corresponding LDIF to standard output or the specified file.

       The  LDIF  generated  by this tool is suitable for use with slapadd(8).
       As the entries are in database order, not superior  first  order,  they
       cannot be loaded with ldapadd(1) without first being reordered.


       -v     Enable verbose mode.

       -c     Enable continue (ignore errors) mode.

       -k     Include  syncConsumerSubentry  of  the  syncrepl consumer in the
              generated LDIF output.

       -m     Include syncProviderSubentry of the  syncrepl  provider  in  the
              generated LDIF output.

       -d level
              Enable debugging messages as defined by the specified level.

       -b suffix
              Use the specified suffix to determine which database to generate
              output for.  The -b cannot be used in conjunction  with  the  -n

       -n dbnum
              Generate output for the dbnum-th database listed in the configu-
              ration file.  The -n cannot be used in conjunction with  the  -b

       -s subtree-dn
              Only  dump entries in the subtree specified by this DN.  Implies
              ‘-b subtree-dn’ if no -b or -n option is given.

       -f slapd.conf
              Specify an alternative slapd.conf(5) file.

       -l ldif-file
              Write LDIF to specified file instead of standard output.


       Your slapd(8) should not be running (at least, not in read-write  mode)
       when you do this to ensure consistency of the database.


       To  make  a  text  backup  of  your SLAPD database and put it in a file
       called ldif, give the command:

            /usr/sbin/slapcat -l ldif


       ldap(3), ldif(5), slapadd(8), ldapadd(1), slapd(8)

       "OpenLDAP Administrator’s Guide" (


       OpenLDAP  is  developed  and  maintained  by   The   OpenLDAP   Project
       (   OpenLDAP  is  derived  from University of
       Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.

OpenLDAP 2.2.29                   2005/10/04                       SLAPCAT(8C)

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