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SLAPCAT(8C)							   SLAPCAT(8C)

       slapcat - SLAPD database	to LDIF	utility

       /usr/local/sbin/slapcat	 [-afilter]  [-bsuffix]	 [-c]  [-ddebug-level]
       [-fslapd.conf] [-Fconfdir] [-g] [-HURI] [-lldif-file] [-ndbnum]	[-oop-
       tion[=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.	 Data-
       bases  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) at-
       tributes	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.  Multiple	occorrences of
	      -c make slapcat(8) try harder.

       -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 op-
	      tion is specified, an attempt to read the	default	config	direc-
	      tory  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  en-

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

       -n dbnum
	      Generate output for the dbnum-th database	listed in the configu-
	      ration 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))


	      n	is the number of columns allowed for the LDIF output
	      (n equal to 0 uses the default, corresponding to 78).
	      The minimum is 2,	leaving	space for one character	and one
	      continuation character.
	      Use no for no wrap.

       -s subtree-dn
	      Only dump	entries	in the subtree specified by this DN.
	      Implies -b subtree-dn if no
	      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), slapd-mdb(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/local/sbin/slapcat -l ldif

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

       "OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide"	(

       OpenLDAP	Software is developed and maintained by	The  OpenLDAP  Project
       <>.  OpenLDAP Software is derived from the Uni-
       versity of Michigan LDAP	3.3 Release.

OpenLDAP 2.4.59			  2021/06/03			   SLAPCAT(8C)


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