SLAPD.REPLOG(5)               File Formats Manual              SLAPD.REPLOG(5)

       slapd.replog - slapd replication log format

       slapd.replog slapd.replog.lock

       The file slapd.replog is produced by the stand-alone LDAP daemon,
       slapd(8), when changes are made to its local database that are to be
       propagated to one or more replica slapds.  The file consists of zero or
       more records, each one corresponding to a change, addition, or deletion
       from the slapd database.  The file is meant to be read and processed by
       slurpd(8), the stand-alone LDAP update replication daemon.  The records
       are separated by a blank line.  Each record has the following format.

       The record begins with one or more lines indicating the replicas to
       which the change is to be propagated:

            replica: <hostname[:portnumber]>

       Next, the time the change took place given, as the number of seconds
       since 00:00:00 GMT, Jan. 1, 1970, with an optional decimal extension,
       in order to make times unique.  Note that slapd does not make times
       unique, but slurpd makes all times unique in its copies of the replog

            time: <integer[.integer]>

       Next, the distinguished name of the entry being changed is given:

            dn: <distinguishedname>

       Next, the type of change being made is given:

            changetype: <[modify|add|delete|modrdn]>

       Finally, the change information itself is given, the format of which
       depends on what kind of change was specified above.  For a changetype
       of modify, the format is one or more of the following:

            add: <attributetype>
            <attributetype>: <value1>
            <attributetype>: <value2>

       Or, for a replace modification:

            replace: <attributetype>
            <attributetype>: <value1>
            <attributetype>: <value2>

       Or, for a delete modification:

            delete: <attributetype>
            <attributetype>: <value1>
            <attributetype>: <value2>

       If no attributetype lines are given, the entire attribute is to be

       For a changetype of add, the format is:

            <attributetype1>: <value1>
            <attributetype1>: <value2>
            <attributetypeN>: <value1>
            <attributetypeN>: <value2>

       For a changetype of modrdn, the format is:

            newrdn: <newrdn>
            deleteoldrdn: 0 | 1

       where a value of 1 for deleteoldrdn means to delete the values forming
       the old rdn from the entry, and a value of 0 means to leave the values
       as non-distinguished attributes in the entry.

       For a changetype of delete, no additional information is needed in the

       The format of the values is the LDAP Directory Interchange Format
       described in ldif(5).

       Access to the slapd.replog file is synchronized through the use of
       flock(3) on the file slapd.replog.lock.  Any process reading or writing
       this file should obey this locking convention.

       The following sample slapd.replog file contains information on one of
       each type of change.

            time: 797612941
            dn: cn=Babs Jensen,dc=example,dc=com
            changetype: add
            objectclass: person
            cn: babs
            cn: babs jensen
            sn: jensen

            time: 797612973
            dn: cn=Babs Jensen,dc=example,dc=com
            changetype: modify
            add: description
            description: the fabulous babs

            time: 797613020
            dn: cn=Babs Jensen,dc=example,dc=com
            changetype: modrdn
            newrdn: cn=Barbara J Jensen
            deleteoldrdn: 0

              slapd replication log file

              lockfile for slapd.replog

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

       OpenLDAP is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP Project
       (  OpenLDAP is derived from University of
       Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.

OpenLDAP 2.3.43                   2008/07/16                   SLAPD.REPLOG(5)