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SLAPCAT(8C)							   SLAPCAT(8C)



NAME
       slapcat - SLAPD database to LDIF utility

SYNOPSIS
       /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]


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.
       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.

OPTIONS
       -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).

       -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.

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

	      slapcat -a \
		  "(!(entryDN:dnSubtreeMatch:=ou=People,dc=example,dc=com))"

	      will dump all but the "ou=People,dc=example,dc=com"  subtree  of
	      the "dc=example,dc=com" database.

       -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.

       -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.

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

LIMITATIONS
       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.

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 2.3.43			  2008/07/16			   SLAPCAT(8C)
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