amtape - Control Amanda changers
[ -o configoption...] config subcommand
is the command-line interface to Amanda's tape changers (
(7)) and to the taperscan algorithm (
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 slotcurrent.
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 have stored.
Eject the tape currently in the drive. This
only applies to some changers. Specify a drive (by drive number) if more than
one drive is available.
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 one drive.
Run the taperscan algorithm (see
amanda-taperscan(7)), displaying information about the progress of the
Update changer state. Consult
amanda-changers(7) for changer-specific details on the format of
Verify the changer is correctly configured.
Can be useful for chg-robot and chg-ndmp.
See the "CONFIGURATION OVERRIDE"
section in amanda(8).
The Amanda Wiki: : http://wiki.zmanda.com/
Dustin J. Mitchell
Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)
James da Silva
Stefan G. Weichinger