man slapindex (Administration système) - SLAPD index to LDIF utility


slapindex - SLAPD index to LDIF utility


/usr/sbin/slapindex [-v] [-c] [-d level] [-b suffix] [-n dbnum] [-f slapd.conf]


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.


enable verbose mode.
enable continue (ignore errors) mode.
-d level
enable debugging messages as defined by the specified level.
-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.
-n dbnum
Generate output for the dbnum-th database listed in the configuration file. The -n cannot be used in conjunction with the -b option.
-f slapd.conf
specify an alternative slapd.conf(5) file.


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.


To reindex your SLAPD database, give the command:



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

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