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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]


       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 file.

       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 slapindex(8).


       -b suffix
              Use the specified suffix to determine which database to add  entries  to.   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

       -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 corrected.

       -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

       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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