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       slapcat - SLAPD database to LDIF utility


       /usr/sbin/slapcat  [-afilter]  [-bsuffix]  [-c] [-ddebug-level] [-fslapd.conf] [-Fconfdir]
       [-g] [-HURI] [-lldif-file] [-ndbnum] [-ooption[=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.   Databases 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) attributes stored in the database.  The
       entry   records   will   not   include   dynamically   generated   attributes   (such   as

       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. By
              default, the first database that supports the requested operation is used.  The  -b
              cannot be used in conjunction with the -n option.

       -c     Enable  continue  (ignore errors) mode.  Multiple occurrences of -c make slapcat(8)
              try harder.

       -d debug-level
              Enable debugging messages as defined by the specified debug-level; see slapd(8) for

       -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).

       -H  URI
              use dn, scope and filter from URI to only handle matching entries.

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

       -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 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-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

            /usr/sbin/slapcat -l ldif


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

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