slapindex(8) — Linux manual page


SLAPINDEX(8C)                                              SLAPINDEX(8C)

NAME         top

       slapindex - Reindex entries in a SLAPD database

SYNOPSIS         top

       SBINDIR/slapindex [-b suffix] [-c] [-d debug-level]
       [-f slapd.conf] [-F confdir] [-g] [-n dbnum] [-o option[=value]]
       [-q] [-t] [-v] [attr[...]]

DESCRIPTION         top

       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

OPTIONS         top

       -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.

       -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.

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

       -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 back-mdb.

       -v     enable verbose mode.

LIMITATIONS         top

       Your slapd(8) should not be running (at least, not in read-write
       mode) when you do this to ensure consistency of the database.

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

EXAMPLES         top

       To reindex your SLAPD database, give the command:

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

            SBINDIR/slapindex uid

SEE ALSO         top

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

       "OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide"


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