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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 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:	:

       James da	Silva <>

       Stefan G. Weichinger <>

       Dustin J. Mitchell <>
	   Zmanda, Inc.	(

Amanda 3.3.9			  02/09/2016			   TAPELIST(5)


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