slapadd - Add entries to a SLAPD database
/usr/sbin/slapadd [-b suffix] [-c] [-d debug-level] [-f slapd.conf]
[-F confdir] [-g] [-j lineno] [-l ldif-file] [-n dbnum]
[-o option[=value]] [-q] [-s] [-S SID] [-u] [-v] [-w]
Slapadd is used to add entries specified in LDAP Directory Interchange
Format (LDIF) to a slapd(8) database. It opens the given database
determined by the database number or suffix and adds entries
corresponding to the provided LDIF to the database. Databases
configured as subordinate of this one are also updated, unless -g is
specified. The LDIF input is read from standard input or the specified
All files eventually created by slapadd will belong to the identity
slapadd is run as, so make sure you either run slapadd with the same
identity slapd(8) will be run as (see option -u in slapd(8)), or change
file ownership before running slapd(8).
Note: slapadd will also perform the relevant indexing whilst adding the
database if any are configured. For specfic details, please see
Use the specified suffix to determine which database to add
entries to. The -b cannot be used in conjunction with the -n
-c enable continue (ignore errors) mode.
enable debugging messages as defined by the specified debug-
level; see slapd(8) for details.
specify an alternative slapd.conf(5) file.
specify a config directory. If both -f and -F are specified,
the config file will be read and converted to config directory
format and written to the specified directory. If neither
option is specified, an attempt to read the default config
directory will be made before trying to use the default config
file. If a valid config directory exists then the default config
file is ignored. If dry-run mode is also specified, no
conversion will occur.
-g disable subordinate gluing. Only the specified database will be
processed, and not its glued subordinates (if any).
Jump to the specified line number in the LDIF file before
processing any entries. This allows a load that was aborted due
to errors in the input LDIF to be resumed after the errors are
Read LDIF from the specified file instead of standard input.
Add entries to the dbnum-th database listed in the configuration
file. The -n cannot be used in conjunction with the -b option.
To populate the config database slapd-config(5), use -n 0 as it
is always the first database. It must physically exist on the
filesystem prior to this, however.
Specify an option with a(n optional) value. Possible generic
syslog=<subsystems> (see `-s' in slapd(8))
syslog-level=<level> (see `-S' in slapd(8))
syslog-user=<user> (see `-l' in slapd(8))
-q enable quick (fewer integrity checks) mode. Does fewer
consistency checks on the input data, and no consistency checks
when writing the database. Improves the load time but if any
errors or interruptions occur the resulting database will be
-s disable schema checking. This option is intended to be used
when loading databases containing special objects, such as
fractional objects on a partial replica. Loading normal objects
which do not conform to schema may result in unexpected and ill
-S SID Server ID to use in generated entryCSN. Also used for
contextCSN if -w is set as well. Defaults to 0.
-u enable dry-run (don't write to backend) mode.
-v enable verbose mode.
-w write syncrepl context information. After all entries are
added, the contextCSN will be updated with the greatest CSN in
Your slapd(8) should not be running when you do this to ensure
consistency of the database.
slapadd may not provide naming or schema checks. It is advisable to
use ldapadd(1) when adding new entries into an existing directory.
To import the entries specified in file ldif into your slapd(8)
database give the command:
/usr/sbin/slapadd -l ldif
ldap(3), ldif(5), slapcat(8), slapindex(8), ldapadd(1), slapd(8)
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