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SLAPCAT(8C)                                                        SLAPCAT(8C)



NAME
       slapcat - SLAPD database to LDIF utility

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/sbin/slapcat  [-v]  [-c]  [-d  level]  [-b  suffix] [-n dbnum] [-f
       slapd.conf] [-l ldif-file]

DESCRIPTION
       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(8) without being reordered.

OPTIONS
       -v     enable verbose mode.

       -c     enable continue (ignore errors) mode.

       -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
              option.

       -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
              option.

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

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

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

EXAMPLES
       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

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

       "OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide" (http://www.OpenLDAP.org/doc/admin/)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
       OpenLDAP   is   developed   and  maintained  by  The  OpenLDAP  Project
       (http://www.openldap.org/).  OpenLDAP is  derived  from  University  of
       Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.



OpenLDAP 2.1.22                   06-26-2003                       SLAPCAT(8C)