AMTAPE(8) System Administration Commands AMTAPE(8)NAMEamtape - Control Amanda changers
SYNOPSISamtape [-o configoption...] config subcommand [subcommand_options...]
Amtape is the command-line interface to Amanda's tape changers (amanda-
changers(7)) and to the taperscan algorithm (amanda-taperscan(7)).
Tape changers maintain a notion of the current slot for each
configuration. This may or may not correspond to an actual physical
state of the device, but is used by some taperscan algorithms to
minimize searching through the slots.
Amtape uses the default changer. To use a different changer, use the
config override option, e.g., -otpchanger=otherchanger.
Search for and load the Amanda tape with label [label], also
setting the current slot.
Load the volume in the given slot, also setting the current slot.
The slot names current, next, first, and last have special meaning.
Shorthand for slot current.
Show the contents of all slots, based on the changer's cached
metadata. This is a quick operation as it does not load or unload
any volumes, but is not supported by all changers.
Show the contents of all slots (or listed slots) by loading each
slot and reading its label. This can be very slow. The slots
arguments is of the form 1,3-5,7.
Reset the changer to a known state. This subcommand is intended to
clear any unknown and potentially incorrect state the changer may
Eject the tape currently in the drive. This only applies to some
changers. Specify a drive (by drive number) if more than one drive
If a cleaning tape is defined for the changer, used it to clean the
specified drive. The [drive] is optional if the changer only has
Run the taperscan algorithm (see amanda-taperscan(7)), displaying
information about the progress of the scan.
Update changer state. Consult amanda-changers(7) for
changer-specific details on the format of what.
See the "CONFIGURATION OVERRIDE" section in amanda(8).
SEE ALSOamanda(8), amanda-changers(7), amanda-taperscan(7), amanda-devices(7)
The Amanda Wiki: : http://wiki.zmanda.com/
Dustin J. Mitchell <email@example.com>
Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)
James da Silva <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stefan G. Weichinger <email@example.com>
Amanda 3.3.3 01/10/2013 AMTAPE(8)