slapcat - SLAPD database to LDIF utility
/usr/sbin/slapcat [-v] [-c] [-g] [-d level] [-b suffix] [-n dbnum] [-a
filter] [-s subtree-dn] [-f slapd.conf] [-F confdir] [-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.
Databases configured as subordinate of this one are also output, unless
-g is specified.
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.
-g disable subordinate gluing. Only the specified database will be
processed, and not its glued subordinates (if any).
Enable debugging messages as defined by the specified level.
Use the specified suffix to determine which database to generate
output for. The -b cannot be used in conjunction with the -n
Generate output for the dbnum-th database listed in the configu-
ration file. The -n cannot be used in conjunction with the -b
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.
Only dump entries in the subtree specified by this DN. Implies
'-b subtree-dn' if no -b or -n option is given.
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.
Write LDIF to specified file instead of standard output.
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" (http://www.OpenLDAP.org/doc/admin/)
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 2.3.43 2008/07/16 SLAPCAT(8C)