ammt

AMMT(8)                                                                AMMT(8)



NAME
       ammt - Amanda version of mt

SYNOPSIS
       ammt [-d] [-f | -t | device] command [count]

DESCRIPTION
       Ammt provides just enough of the standard UNIX mt command for the needs
       of Amanda. This is handy when doing a full restore and the standard mt
       program has not yet been found.

       Ammt also provides access to the Amanda output drivers that support
       various tape simulations.

       See the amanda(8) man page for more details about Amanda. See the
       OUTPUT DRIVERS section of amanda(8) for more information on the Amanda
       output drivers.

OPTIONS
       -d
           Turn on debugging output.

       -f device
           Access tape device device. If not specified, the TAPE environment
           variable is used.

       -t device
           Same as -f.

       command count
           Which command to issue, and an optional count of operations.

COMMANDS
       Each command may be abbreviated to whatever length makes it unique.

       eof|weof count
           Write count (default: 1) end of file marks (tapemarks).

       fsf count
           Skip forward count (default: 1) files.

       bsf count
           Skip backward count (default: 1) files.

       asf count
           Position to file number count (default: 0) where zero is beginning
           of tape. This is the same as a rewind followed by a fsf count.

       rewind
           Rewind to beginning of tape.

       offline|rewoffl
           Rewind to beginning of tape and unload the tape from the drive.

       status
           Report status information about the drive. Which data reported, and
           what it means, depends on the underlying operating system, and may
           include:

               ONLINE
                   Indicates the drive is online and ready.

               OFFLINE
                   Indicates the drive is offline or not ready.

               BOT
                   Indicates the drive is at beginning of tape.

               EOT
                   Indicates the drive is at end of tape.

               PROTECTED
                   Indicates the tape is write protected.

               ds
                   Device status.

               er
                   Error register.

               fileno
                   Current tape file number.

               blkno
                   Current tape block number file.

       Note
       Many systems only report good data when a tape is in the drive and
       ready.

AUTHOR
       Marc Mengel <mengel@fnal.gov>, John R. Jackson <jrj@purdue.edu>:
       Original text

       Stefan G. Weichinger, <sgw@amanda.org>, maintainer of the
       Amanda-documentation: XML-conversion

SEE ALSO
       amanda(8)



                                  02/07/2007                           AMMT(8)