How to Reindex Corrupted OpenLDAP Database

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If your LDAP DB got corrupted or showing unclear shutdown, then you can recover it manually by re indexing the database.

Recover Corrupted LDAP Database

Stop Ldpa service first

#service slapd stop


Take the database backup

#tar -cvzf ldap.tar.gz /var/lib/ldap/*

LDAP Database Recovery Method

1. DB Recovery Method

Identify the path of ldap data base.

Run the following command. This will recover the LDAP Database.

#/usr/sbin/slapd_db_recover -v -h /var/lib/ldap

Now Start the ldap service

#service slapd start

2. Re indexing Method

If the above method was not recovering the ldap db, then try to re index the database.

#service slapd stop
#slapindex
#cd /var/lib/ldap
#chown -R ldap.ldap *
#service slapd start

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