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       slapindex - Reindex entries in a SLAPD database


       /usr/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
       regenerated.  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.  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.

       -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  configuration  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 consistency 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 before indexing any
              entries. May only be used with Quick mode.

       -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.

       slapindex  ought  to  be run as the user specified for slapd(8) to ensure correct database

       This command provides ample opportunity for the user to obtain and  drink  their  favorite


       To reindex your SLAPD database, give the command:

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

            /usr/sbin/slapindex uid


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

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