slapindex(8) — Linux manual page


SLAPINDEX(8C)                                                  SLAPINDEX(8C)

NAME         top

       slapindex - Reindex entries in a SLAPD database

SYNOPSIS         top

       SBINDIR/slapindex [-b suffix] [-c] [-d debug-level] [-f slapd.conf]
       [-F confdir] [-g] [-n dbnum] [-o option[=value]] [-q] [-t] [-v]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Slapindex is used to regenerate slapd(8) indices based upon the
       current contents of a database.  It opens the given database
       determined by the database number or suffix and updates the indices
       for all values of all attributes of all entries. If a list of
       specific attributes is provided on the command line, only the indices
       for those attributes will be regenerated.  Databases configured as
       subordinate of this one are also re-indexed, unless -g is specified.

       All files eventually created by slapindex will belong to the identity
       slapindex is run as, so make sure you either run slapindex with the
       same identity slapd(8) will be run as (see option -u in slapd(8)), or
       change file ownership before running slapd(8).

OPTIONS         top

       -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.

       -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).

       -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

              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))

       -q     enable quick (fewer integrity checks) mode. Performs no
              consistency checks when writing the database. Improves
              indexing time, however the database will most likely be
              unusable if any errors or interruptions occur.

       -t     enable truncate mode. Truncates (empties) an index database
              before indexing any entries. May only be used with back-mdb.

       -v     enable verbose mode.

LIMITATIONS         top

       Your slapd(8) should not be running (at least, not in read-write
       mode) when you do this to ensure consistency of the database.

       This command provides ample opportunity for the user to obtain and
       drink their favorite beverage.

EXAMPLES         top

       To reindex your SLAPD database, give the command:

       To regenerate the index for only a specific attribute, e.g. "uid",
       give the command:

            SBINDIR/slapindex uid

SEE ALSO         top

       ldap(3), ldif(5), slapadd(8), ldapadd(1), slapd(8)

       "OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide" (


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