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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