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AMFLUSH(8)		System Administration Commands		    AMFLUSH(8)

       amflush - flush Amanda backup files from	holding	disk to	tape

       amflush [-b] [-f] [--exact-match] [-s] [-D datestamp]
	       [-o configoption...] config [host [disk...]...]

       Amflush writes Amanda backups from the holding disks to tape, and
       updates the Amanda info database	and tapelist(5)	accordingly. It	is
       similar to amdump, but does not perform any backup operations on	Amanda
       clients.	Backups	may stay in a holding disk when	something is wrong
       with the	tape at	the time amdump	is run.	When this happens, the problem
       must be corrected and amflush run by hand.

       The command optionally takes a set of DLE specifications	(see amanda-
       match(7)) to narrow the DLEs for	which dumps will be flushed. All dumps
       in holding are flushed if no expressions	are given.

	   Run amflush in batch	mode. All datestamps are selected unless
	   specified. The flush	is started without confirmation.

	   Run amflush in foreground.  Amflush normally	detaches itself	from
	   the tty and runs as a background process. With the -f option,
	   amflush stays in the	foreground. This is useful if amflush is run
	   as part of another script that, for example,	advances the tape
	   after the flush is completed.

	   Write log to	stdout/stderr instead of the amflush log file.
	   Requires the	-f option.

       -D datestamp
	   specify a datestamp expression you want to flush; see amanda-
	   match(7) for	details	on the format of this expression.  -D
	   20001225-7 will flush all dumps from	25 december 2000 to 27
	   december 2000.

	   The host and	disk are parsed	as exact values

       host [disk]*
	   Specify the host and	disk on	which the command will work -- see the
	   description of DLE specifications in	amanda-match(7).

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

       You can specify many host/disk expressions, only	disks that match an
       expression will be flushed. All disks are flushed if no expressions are
       given. see the "HOST & DISK EXPRESSION" section of amanda(8) for	a

       Amflush will look in the	holding	disks specified	by the amanda.conf
       file in /usr/local/etc/amanda/config for	any non-empty Amanda work
       directories. It then prompts you	to select a directory or to process
       all of the directories. The work	directories in the holding disks are
       named by	the date at the	time amdump was	run, e.g.  19910215.

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

       Amflush will search for holding areas associated	with the daily
       configuration. After you	select which holding area to flush, amflush
       writes the data to tape,	updates	the databases and sends	a mail report
       similar to amdump(8).
       % amflush MyConfig
       Scanning	/amanda-hold...
	 20001113: found Amanda	directory.
	 20001114: found Amanda	directory.

       Multiple	Amanda directories, please pick	one by letter:
	 A. 20001113
	 B. 20001114
       Select directories to flush [A..B]: [ALL] all

       Flushing	dumps in 20001113, 20001114,
       today: 20001117
       to tape drive /dev/rmt/0mn.
       Expecting tape DMP014 or	a new tape.  (The last dumps were to tape DMP013)
       Are you sure you	want to	do this? yes
       Running in background, you can log off now.
       You'll get mail when amflush is finished.

       The following example causes amflush to flush everything	to tape, then
       ejects tape, using 'at' to run the task in the background.
       % echo 'amflush -b -f MyConfig && mt offline' | at now

       The exit	code of	amflush	is the ORed value of:
	0  = success
	1  = error
	4  = a dle failed
	8  = Don't know	the status of a	dle (RESULT_MISSING in the report)
	16 = tape error	or no more tape

       amanda(8), amdump(8), amanda-match(7)

       The Amanda Wiki:	:

       James da	Silva <>

       Stefan G. Weichinger <>

Amanda 3.3.9			  02/09/2016			    AMFLUSH(8)


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