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       slapcat - SLAPD database to LDIF utility


       /usr/sbin/slapcat    [-afilter]    [-bsuffix]    [-c]   [-ddebug-level]
       [-fslapd.conf]  [-Fconfdir]  [-g]   [-HURI]   [-lldif-file]   [-ndbnum]
       [-ooption[=value]] [-ssubtree-dn] [-v]


       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.
       Databases configured as subordinate of this one are also output, unless
       -g is specified.

       The entry records are presented in database order, not  superior  first
       order.   The  entry  records  will  include  all (user and operational)
       attributes stored in the database.  The entry records will not  include
       dynamically generated attributes (such as subschemaSubentry).

       The  output  of  slapcat is intended to be used as input to slapadd(8).
       The output of slapcat cannot generally be used as input  to  ldapadd(1)
       or  other  LDAP clients without first editing the output.  This editing
       would normally include reordering the records into superior first order
       and removing no-user-modification operational attributes.


       -a filter
              Only dump entries matching the asserted filter.  For example

              slapcat -a \

              will  dump  all but the "ou=People,dc=example,dc=com" subtree of
              the   "dc=example,dc=com"   database.    Deprecated;   use    -H
              ldap:///???(filter) instead.

       -b suffix
              Use the specified suffix to determine which database to generate
              output for.  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.

       -g     disable subordinate gluing.  Only the specified database will be
              processed, and not its glued subordinates (if any).

       -H  URI
              use  dn,  scope  and  filter  from  URI  to only handle matching

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

       -n dbnum
              Generate  output  for  the  dbnum-th  database  listed  in   the
              configuration  file.  The  config  database  slapd-config(5), is
              always the first database, so use -n 0 to select it.

              The -n cannot be used in conjunction with the -b option.

       -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))

       -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.   Deprecated;  use
              -H ldap:///subtree-dn instead.

       -v     Enable verbose mode.


       For  some backend types, your slapd(8) should not be running (at least,
       not in read-write mode) when you do this to ensure consistency  of  the
       database.  It  is  always  safe  to  run slapcat with the slapd-bdb(5),
       slapd-hdb(5), and slapd-null(5) backends.


       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" (


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