amdevcheck - Validate an Amanda device and volume.
[--label] [-properties list]
[-o configoption...] config
provides a way to check that a particular Amanda device is
accessible, whether or not it contains a volume, and whether or not that
volume is labeled. Some devices can't distinguish between all of these cases;
a missing volume and an unlabeled volume might generate the same error code,
for example. In those cases, this tool reports all possible causes of the
error. Optionally this tools lists the properties for the device.
See the amanda
(8) man page for more details about Amanda. See
(7) for more information on devices.
Amanda configuration to use. Note that
amdevcheck ignores any tape changer configuration.
Amanda device to use. This option overrides
any tapedev configuration specified in the configuration file.
Get the device's label. If this option is
given, the usual check output is omitted, and the label of the loaded volume
is printed to stdout. Returns with error if the label is not found.
List device properties. If this option is
given, the usual check output is omitted, and property values are printed to
stdout, one per line, as a property name, followed by '=', followed by the
property value. Returns with error if properties are not available.
is given, it is treated as a comma-separated list of properties
to display. If it is omitted, all supported properties are displayed.
See the "CONFIGURATION OVERRIDE"
section in amanda(8).
exit with code 0 if the device is working of if it get an
expected error, look at the MESSAGE line for the error. It exit with code 1 if
it get an unexpected error.
returns one or more of the following lines. If multiple lines
appear, then at least one, but not necessarily all of the messages apply. This
situation can occur when working with hardware or operating systems which
cannot distinguish, for example, between a malfunctioning drive and a
functional but unloaded drive.
A tape is ready.
A device error has occurred.
The device is busy.
No tape is loaded in the drive.
The tape in the drive is unlabeled.
A volume error has occurred.
Where text provides a human-readable
description of the problem.
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