AMFLUSH(8)                   System Manager's Manual                  AMFLUSH(8)

       amflush - flush Amanda backup files from holding disk to tape

       amflush [ -f ] [ -D datestamp ]* config [ host [ disk ]* ]*

       Amflush writes Amanda backups from the holding disks to tape, and updates
       the Amanda info database and tape list accordingly.  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.

       -D datestamp specify a  datestamp expression you want to flush, see the
       "DATASTAMP EXPRESSION" section of amanda(8) for a description.  -D
       20001225-7 will flush all dump from 25 december 2000 to 27 december 2000.

       You can specify many host/disk expressions, only disks that match an
       expression will be flushed. All disk are flushed if no expression 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.

       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.

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

       Amflush will search for holding areas associated with the PUCC
       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 DailySet1
              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.

       James da Silva <>
       University of Maryland, College Park

       amanda(8), amdump(8)