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AMLABEL(8)		System Administration Commands		    AMLABEL(8)

       amlabel - label an Amanda tape

       amlabel [-f] config label [slot slot] [-o configoption]...

       All Amanda tapes must be pre-labeled before they are used.  Amanda
       verifies the label in amdump and amflush before writing to make sure
       the proper tape is loaded.

       Amlabel writes an Amanda label on the tape in the device specified by
       the amanda.conf file in /usr/local/etc/amanda/config.  Label may be any
       string that does not contain whitespace and that matches the
       amanda.conf labelstr regular expression option. It is up to the system
       administrator to define a naming convention.

       Amlabel appends the new tape to the tapelist(5) file so it will be used
       by Amanda before it reuses any other tapes. When you amlabel multiple
       tapes, they will be used in the order you amlabel them.

       Amlabel will not write the label if the tape contains an active Amanda
       tape or if the label specified is on an active tape. The -f (force)
       flag bypasses these verifications.

       An optional slot may be specified after the tape label. If a tape
       changer is in use, amlabel will label the tape in the specified slot
       instead of the currently loaded tape.

       See the amanda(8) man page for more details about Amanda.

       -o configoption
	   See the "CONFIGURATION OVERRIDE" section in amanda(8).

       Write an Amanda label with the string "DMP000" on the tape loaded in
       the device named in the tapedev option in
       % amlabel daily DMP000

       Label the tape in slot 3 of the currently configured tape changer with
       the string "DMP003":
       % amlabel daily DMP003 slot 3

       label label doesn´t match labelstr str
	   Label label on the command line does not match the labelstr regular
	   expression str from amanda.conf.

       label label already on a tape
	   Label label is already listed as an active Amanda tape.

       no tpchanger specified in path , so slot command invalid
	   The command line has the slot parameter but the amanda.conf file in
	   path does not have a tape changer configured.

       reading label label, tape is in another amanda configuration
	   This tape appears to be a valid Amanda tape, but label does not
	   match labelstr for this configuration so it is probably part of a
	   different Amanda configuration.

       reading label label, tape is active
	   Tape label appears to already be part of this Amanda configuration
	   and active, i.e. has valid data on it.

       no label found, are you sure tape is non-rewinding?
	   While checking that the label was written correctly, amlabel got an
	   error that might be caused by mis-configuring Amanda with a
	   rewinding tape device name instead of a non-rewinding device name
	   for tape.

       amanda(8), amdump(8), amflush(8), :

       James da Silva <>

       Stefan G. Weichinger <>

Amanda 2.6.1p2			  11/05/2009			    AMLABEL(8)

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