LDBMCAT(8C)                                                        LDBMCAT(8C)


       ldbmcat - LDBM to LDIF database format conversion utility


       /usr/sbin/ldbmcat [-n] id2entry-file


       This  program  is  used to convert a slapd(8) LDBM database to the text
       LDAP  Directory  Interchange  Format  (LDIF).   It  opens   the   given
       id2entry-file and writes the corresponding LDIF output to standard out-

       See "The SLAPD and SLURPD Administrator's Guide" for  more  details  on
       using this program.


       -n     This  option  specifies  that ldbmcat should not print entry IDs
              when it dumps out the database. Note that the printing of  entry
              IDs  is  essential  if you are going to use the LDIF format pro-
              duced as input to ldif2index, for example, to create a new index
              file for use with an existing database.


       To make a text backup of your LDBM database and put it in a file called
       ldif, give the command:

            /usr/sbin/ldbmcat -n id2entry.dbb > ldif

       To create a new index for the mail attribute, give these commands:

            /usr/sbin/ldbmcat id2entry.dbb > ldif
            /usr/sbin/ldif2index -i ldif -f slapd-config-file mail

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


       ldap(3), ldif(5), ldif2ldbm(8), slapd(8)

       "The SLAPD and SLURPD Administrator's Guide"


       OpenLDAP   is   developed   and  maintained  by  The  OpenLDAP  Project
       (http://www.openldap.org/).  OpenLDAP is  derived  from  University  of
       Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.

OpenLDAP 1.2                   22 September 1998                   LDBMCAT(8C)

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