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       slapadd - Add entries to a SLAPD database


       /usr/sbin/slapadd  [-b suffix]  [-c]  [-d debug-level]  [-f slapd.conf]
       [-F confdir]     [-g]     [-j lineno]     [-l ldif-file]     [-n dbnum]
       [-o option[=value]] [-q] [-s] [-S SID] [-u] [-v] [-w]


       Slapadd  is used to add entries specified in LDAP Directory Interchange
       Format (LDIF) to a slapd(8) database.   It  opens  the  given  database
       determined   by   the  database  number  or  suffix  and  adds  entries
       corresponding  to  the  provided  LDIF  to  the  database.    Databases
       configured  as  subordinate  of this one are also updated, unless -g is
       specified.  The LDIF input is read from standard input or the specified

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

       Note: slapadd will also perform the relevant indexing whilst adding the
       database  if  any  are  configured.  For  specfic  details,  please see


       -b suffix
              Use the specified suffix to  determine  which  database  to  add
              entries  to.   The  -b cannot be used in conjunction with the -n

       -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.  If  dry-run  mode  is  also  specified,  no
              conversion will occur.

       -g     disable subordinate gluing.  Only the specified database will be
              processed, and not its glued subordinates (if any).

       -j lineno
              Jump  to  the  specified  line  number  in  the LDIF file before
              processing any entries. This allows a load that was aborted  due
              to  errors  in the input LDIF to be resumed after the errors are

       -l ldif-file
              Read LDIF from the specified file instead of standard input.

       -n dbnum
              Add entries to the dbnum-th database listed in the configuration
              file.   The -n cannot be used in conjunction with the -b option.
              To populate the config database slapd-config(5), use -n 0 as  it
              is  always  the  first database. It must physically exist on the
              filesystem prior to this, however.

       -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))


              The schema-check option toggles schema checking (default on);
              the value-check option toggles value checking (default off).
              The latter is incompatible with -q.

       -q     enable quick (fewer integrity checks) mode.  Does fewer consistency checks
              on the input data, and no consistency checks when writing the database.
              Improves the load time but if any errors or interruptions occur the resulting
              database will be unusable.

       -s     disable schema checking.  This option is intended to be used when loading
              databases containing special objects, such as fractional objects on a
              partial replica.  Loading normal objects which do not conform to
              schema may result in unexpected and ill behavior.

       -S SID Server ID to use in generated entryCSN.  Also used for contextCSN
              if -w is set as well.  Defaults to 0.

       -u     enable dry-run (don't write to backend) mode.

       -v     enable verbose mode.

       -w     write syncrepl context information.
              After all entries are added, the contextCSN
              will be updated with the greatest CSN in the database.


       Your  slapd(8)  should  not  be  running  when  you  do  this to ensure
       consistency of the database.

       slapadd may not provide naming or schema checks.  It  is  advisable  to
       use ldapadd(1) when adding new entries into an existing directory.


       To  import  the  entries  specified  in  file  ldif  into your slapd(8)
       database give the command:

            /usr/sbin/slapadd -l ldif


       ldap(3), ldif(5), slapcat(8), slapindex(8), ldapadd(1), slapd(8)

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