NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | LIMITATIONS | EXAMPLES | SEE ALSO | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS | COLOPHON

SLAPMODIFY(8C)                                                SLAPMODIFY(8C)

NAME         top

       slapmodify - Modify entries in a SLAPD database

SYNOPSIS         top

       SBINDIR/slapmodify [-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]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Slapmodify is used to apply modifications 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 performs
       modifications 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 slapmodify will belong to the
       identity slapmodify is run as, so make sure you either run slapmodify
       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: slapmodify will also perform the relevant indexing whilst
       modifying the database if any are configured. For specific details,
       please see slapindex(8).

OPTIONS         top

       -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 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 modification 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
              Perform changes on the dbnum-th database listed in the
              configuration file.  The -n cannot be used in conjunction with
              the -b option.  To manipulate 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))

                     schema-check={yes|no}
                     value-check={yes|no}

              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 run 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
              manipulating databases containing special objects, such as fractional
              objects on a partial replica.  Creating 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.

LIMITATIONS         top

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

       Not all backends support all types of modification, modrdn changetype
       in particular is not implemented for any of the current backends.

       slapmodify may not provide naming or schema checks.  It is advisable
       to use ldapmodify(1) when possible.

EXAMPLES         top

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

            SBINDIR/slapmodify -l ldif

SEE ALSO         top

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

       "OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide" (http://www.OpenLDAP.org/doc/admin/)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS         top

       OpenLDAP Software is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP Project
       <http://www.openldap.org/>.  OpenLDAP Software is derived from the
       University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.

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