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RE: Delete contents of LDAP Database

Just after writing this, I seem to have found my answer with a properly
crafted ldapdelete command:

ldapdelete -x -D "cn=Manager,dc=emea,dc=corp,dc=local" -w password -r
However, If I try and query openldap (anonymously) while the delete is
happening, the ldapdelete command starts outputting:

ldap_search: Internal (implementation specific) error (80)
        additional info: internal error

As well as causing my LDAP client to return errors (other than the
expected "no results").
Any idea why this is happening?
Do I need to do something special before I start a recursive delete to
allow normal LDAP requests to still function (even if they return

Thank you,


> Hello all,
> At last I am managing to import everything successfully to OpenLDAP.
> Hoever, on a regular (possibly daily) basis I need to reimport
> everything, and make sure that old entries are not lingering.
> At the moment, to do this I am stopping OpenLDAP, deleting 
> the database
> files, starting it again, and reimporting everything.
> I seem to be having problems with some connections lingering when the
> server is stopped, and it takes a while for these to time out.
> Is there any way I can delete the contents of the database without
> needing to know what is in there, using openldap commands, and without
> stopping and starting OpenLDAP?
> Thank you,
> Chris