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TAPELIST(5)		 File formats and conventions		   TAPELIST(5)

       tapelist - The list of Amanda volumes in use

       The tapelist file contains the list of tapes in active use. This file
       is not ordinarily ordinarily edited or examined manually. Its format
       may change, or it may be removed altogether, in future versions of
       Amanda. It contains lines of the form:

       YYYYMMDD label flags [BARCODE:barcode] [META:meta] [BLOCKSIZE:blocksize] [#comment]

       Where YYYYMMDD is the date the tape was written, label is a label for
       the tape as written by amlabel and flags is one of "reuse" or
       "no-reuse" and tells Amanda whether the tape may be reused. A
       non-reusable tape will not be overwritten, even if it is older than
       dumpcycle dumps. See the reuse options of amadmin(8). The optional
       barcode is prefixed with 'BARCODE' if the volume have a barcode. The
       optional meta label is prefixed with 'META' if the volume is on a meta
       volume. The optional blocksize is prefixed with 'BLOCKSIZE'. The
       optional comment is prefixed with a '#' and continues to the end of the
       line. Amanda will maintain this comment until the tape is overwritten.
       Note that comments are not allowed on blank lines.

       The file is sorted such that the most-recently used tape appears on the
       first line, and the oldest tape appears on the last line.

       Amdump and amflush will by default refuse to write to an unlabeled
       tape, or to a labeled tape that is considered active or marked
       "no-reuse". There must be more tapes in active rotation (see the
       tapecycle option) than there are runs in the backup cycle (see the
       dumpcycle option) to prevent overwriting a backup image that would be
       needed to do a full recovery.

       amanda(8), amanda.conf(5)

       The Amanda Wiki: : http://wiki.zmanda.com/

       James da Silva <jds@amanda.org>

       Stefan G. Weichinger <sgw@amanda.org>

       Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin@zmanda.com>
	   Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)

Amanda 3.3.3			  01/10/2013			   TAPELIST(5)

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