is used to add entries specified in LDAP Directory Interchange Format
(LDIF) to a
It opens the given database determined by the database number or
suffix and adds entries corresponding to the provided LDIF to
Databases configured as
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
will belong to the identity
is run as, so make sure you either run
with the same identity
will be run as (see option
or change file ownership before running
Note: slapadd will also perform the relevant indexing whilst adding the database if
any are configured. For specfic details, please see
Use the specified suffix to determine which database to
add entries to. The -b cannot be used in conjunction
enable continue (ignore errors) mode.
enable debugging messages as defined by the specified
specify a config directory.
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.
disable subordinate gluing. Only the specified database will be
processed, and not its glued subordinates (if any).
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.
Read LDIF from the specified file instead of standard input.
Add entries to the dbnum-th database listed in the
configuration file. The
cannot be used in conjunction with the
To populate the config database
as it is always the first database. It must physically exist
on the filesystem prior to this, however.
with a(n optional)
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))
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.
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.
Server ID to use in generated entryCSN. Also used for contextCSN
if -w is set as well. Defaults to 0.
enable dry-run (don't write to backend) mode.
enable verbose mode.
write syncrepl context information.
After all entries are added, the contextCSN
will be updated with the greatest CSN in the database.
should not be running
when you do this to ensure consistency of the database.
may not provide naming or schema checks. It is advisable to
when adding new entries into an existing directory.
To import the entries specified in file
database give the command: