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Re: What does "Key/data pair already exists -30996" mean?
Of course its not empty, this is a production directory. It shouldn't have to be empty to add entries!
I don't know what caused this. The cn of the entry I was adding was NOT in the directory although it had been previously and then deleted. As you can see below it not anywhere in the output from slapcat. If I changed the cn I could add it successfully so maybe its a bug when an entry is deleted and then re-added? I don't know.
To get around it I basically re-created my directory by running this command:
slapcat |grep -v entryUUID|grep -v creatorsName|grep -v createTimestamp|grep -v entryCSN|grep -v modifiersName|grep -v modifyTimestamp >> clean.ldif
Which creates a new ldif file without all the above fields, then I used ldapadd to add it to an emtpy directory. After that everything was fine and I could add my users with no troubles.
>>> Quanah Gibson-Mount <firstname.lastname@example.org> 20/03/2006 5:30 p.m. >>>
--On Monday, March 20, 2006 4:13 PM +1200 max williams
> I am using slapd 2.2.23 and I'm trying to add a couple of users to the
> directory but it fails like this: [root@destroyo scripts]# ldapadd -f
> tmp.ldif -x -D cn=root,dc=cave,dc=alliedtelesyn,dc=co,dc=nz -WEnter LDAP
> Password:adding new entry "cn=Frank
> Wei,ou=People,dc=cave,dc=alliedtelesyn,dc=co,dc=nz"ldap_add: Already
> exists (68) So I thought well perhaps its already in the directory but
> there is no "Frank" from slapcat at all:
> [root@destroyo scripts]# slapcat|grep Frank
> [root@destroyo scripts]#
Are you sure the database you are adding *to* is empty?
> So I check the ldap logs and there is this entry:
> Mar 20 15:12:26 destroyo slapd: => bdb_dn2id_add: put failed:
> DB_KEYEXIST: Key/data pair already exists -30996I can browse my directory
> with a gui and this entry is not present. I've never run into this error
> before.What causes this and what does it mean?TIA Max
It means the data already exists in the database. You probably didn't
delete everything that was already there.
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