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AMTAPE(8)		System Administration Commands		     AMTAPE(8)

NAME
       amtape -	Control	Amanda changers

SYNOPSIS
       amtape [-o configoption...] config subcommand [subcommand_options...]

DESCRIPTION
       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.

SUBCOMMANDS
       label label
	   Search for and load the Amanda tape with label [label], also
	   setting the current slot.

       slot slot
	   Load	the volume in the given	slot, also setting the current slot.
	   The slot names current, next, first,	and last have special meaning.

       current
	   Shorthand for slotcurrent.

       inventory
	   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 [slots]
	   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
	   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 [drive]
	   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.

       clean [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
	   one drive.

       taper
	   Run the taperscan algorithm (see amanda-taperscan(7)), displaying
	   information about the progress of the scan.

       update [what]
	   Update changer state. Consult amanda-changers(7) for
	   changer-specific details on the format of what.

       verify
	   Verify the changer is correctly configured. Can be useful for
	   chg-robot and chg-ndmp.

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

SEE ALSO
       amanda(8), amanda-changers(7), amanda-taperscan(7), amanda-devices(7)

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

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

       James da	Silva <jds@amanda.org>

       Stefan G. Weichinger <sgw@amanda.org>

Amanda 3.3.9			  02/09/2016			     AMTAPE(8)

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