I encountered a similar issue.
I got it when creating an index with the vlvindex command, which was
apparently not correct.
The index creation failed with a segfault and after that I could not
start the server anymore.
I was also unable to do deletion of the index, since ldap was not up.
The error log showed also the rebuilding the database, with no
I also tried deleting the vlv named file I found somewhere, with no succes.
Finally because of time pressure I just started over (by removing
everything with remove-ds-admin.pl).
I did find some selinux entry : SELinux is preventing /bin/bash from
search access on the directory
This might have been a cause for the issue, but I am unsure.
I think this situation should somehow be fixable, but I had no clue how.
Now I am off doing a reinstall and a re-import.
Hope this helps anyone, if anyone knows what to do, please post :).