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       slapindex - Reindex entries in a	SLAPD database

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

       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 re-
       generated.  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).

       -b suffix
	      Use the specified	suffix to determine which database to generate
	      output for. By default, the first	database that supports the re-
	      quested operation	is used. 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  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).

       -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

	      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  consis-
	      tency  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 be-
	      fore indexing any	entries. May only be used with back-mdb.

       -v     enable verbose mode.

       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.

       To reindex your SLAPD database, give the	command:

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

	    /usr/local/sbin/slapindex uid

       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 2.6.1			  2022/01/20			 SLAPINDEX(8C)


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