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       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


       -b suffix
              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.

       -d debug-level
              enable debugging messages as defined  by  the  specified  debug-
              level; see slapd(8) for details.

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

       -F confdir
              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).

       -j lineno
              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

       -l ldif-file
              Read LDIF from the specified file instead of standard input.

       -n dbnum
              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.

       -o option[=value]
              Specify an option with a(n optional)  value.   Possible  generic
              options/values are:

                     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
              the database.


       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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