amrecover

AMRECOVER(8)                                                      AMRECOVER(8)



NAME
       amrecover - Amanda index database browser

SYNOPSIS
       amrecover [[-C ] config] [-s index-server] [-t tape-server]
                 [-d tape-device]

DESCRIPTION
       Amrecover browses the database of Amanda index files to determine which
       tapes contain files to recover. Furthermore, it is able to recover
       files.

       In order to restore files in place, you must invoke amrecover from the
       root of the backed up filesystem, or use lcd to move into that
       directory, otherwise a directory tree that resembles the backed up
       filesystem will be created in the current directory. See the examples
       below for details.

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

OPTIONS
       Note
       The Default values are those set at compile-time.  Use amrestore to
       recover client-encrypted or client-custom-compressed tapes..TP [ -C ]
       config Amanda configuration.

       -s index-server
              Host that runs the index daemon.

       -t tape-server
              Host that runs the tape server daemon.

       -d tape-device
              Tape device to use on the tape server host.

COMMANDS
       Amrecover connects to the index server and then presents a command line
       prompt. Usage is similar to an ftp client. The GNU readline library is
       used to provide command line history and editing if it was built in to
       amrecover.

       The purpose of browsing the database is to build up a restore list of
       files to be extracted from the backup system. The following commands
       are available:

       sethost hostname
              Specifies which host to look at backup files for (default: the
              local host).

       setdate YYYY-MM-DD
              Set the date (default: today). File listing commands only return
              information on backup images for this day, for the day before
              with the next lower dump level, and so on, until the most recent
              level 0 backup on or before the specified date is encountered.

              For example, if:


              1996-07-01 was a level 0 backup
              1996-07-02 through 1996-07-05 were level 1 backups
              1996-07-06 through 1997-07-08 were level 2 backups


              then if 1997-07-08 is the requested date, files from the
              following days would be used:


              1997-07-08 (the latest level 2 backup)
              1997-07-05 (the latest level 1 backup)
              1997-07-01 (the latest level 0 backup)


              Only the most recent version of a file will be presented.

              The following abbreviated date specifications are accepted:

              --MM-DD
                     dates in the current year

              ---DD  dates in the current month of the current year

       setdisk diskname [mountpoint]
              Specifies which disk to consider (default: the disk holding the
              working directory where amrecover is started). It can only be
              set after the host is set with sethost.  Diskname is the device
              name specified in the amanda.conf or disklist configuration
              file. The disk must be local to the host. If mountpoint is not
              specified, all pathnames will be relative to the (unknown) mount
              point instead of full pathnames.

       listdisk [diskdevice]
              List all diskname

       settape [[server]:][tapedev|default]
              Specifies the host to use as the tape server, and which of its
              tape devices to use. If the server is omitted, but the colon is
              not, the server name reverts to the configure-time default. If
              the tape device is omitted, it remains unchanged. To use the
              default tape device selected by the tape server, the word
              default must be specified. If no argument is specified, or the
              argument is an empty string, no changes occur, and the current
              settings are displayed.

              If you want amrecover to use your changer, the tapedev must be
              equal to the amrecover_changer setting on the server.

              If you need to change the protocol (tape:, rait:, file:, null:)
              then you must specify the hostname.

              settape 192.168.0.10:file:/file1
              You can change the tape device when amrecover ask you to load
              the tape:

              Load tape DMP014 now
              Continue? [Y/n/t]: t
              Tape device: server2:/dev/nst2
              Continue? [Y/n/t]: Y
              Using tape /dev/nst2 from server server2.

       setmode mode
              Set the extraction mode for Samba shares. If mode is smb, shares
              are sent to the Samba server to be restored back onto the PC. If
              mode is tar, they are extracted on the local machine the same
              way tar volumes are extracted.

       mode   Displays the extracting mode for Samba shares.

       history
              Show the backup history of the current host and disk. Dates,
              levels, tapes and file position on tape of each backup are
              displayed.

       pwd    Display the name of the current backup working directory.

       cd dir Change the backup working directory to dir.  If the mount point
              was specified with setdisk, this can be a full pathname or it
              can be relative to the current backup working directory. If the
              mount point was not specified, paths are relative to the mount
              point if they start with "/", otherwise they are relative to the
              current backup working directory. The dir can be a shell style
              wildcards.

       cdx dir
              Like the cd command but allow regular expression.

       lpwd   Display the amrecover working directory. Files will be restored
              under this directory, relative to the backed up filesystem.

       lcd path
              Change the amrecover working directory to path.

       ls     List the contents of the current backup working directory. See
              the description of the setdate command for how the view of the
              directory is built up. The backup date is shown for each file.

       add item1 item2 ...
              Add the specified files or directories to the restore list. Each
              item may have shell style wildcards.

       addx item1 item2 ...
              Add the specified files or directories to the restore list. Each
              item may be a regular expression.

       delete item1 item2 ...
              Delete the specified files or directories from the restore list.
              Each item may have shell style wildcards.

       deletex item1 item2 ...
              Delete the specified files or directories from the restore list.
              Each item may be a regular expression.

       list file
              Display the contents of the restore list. If a file name is
              specified, the restore list is written to that file. This can be
              used to manually extract the files from the Amanda tapes with
              amrestore.

       clear  Clear the restore list.

       quit   Close the connection to the index server and exit.

       exit   Close the connection to the index server and exit.

       extract
              Start the extract sequence (see the examples below). Make sure
              the local working directory is the root of the backed up
              filesystem, or another directory that will behave like that. Use
              lpwd to display the local working directory, and lcd to change
              it.

       help   Display a brief list of these commands.

EXAMPLES
       The following shows the recovery of an old syslog file.

       # cd /var/log
       # ls -l syslog.7
       syslog.7: No such file or directory
       # amrecover
       AMRECOVER Version 2.4.2. Contacting server on oops ...
       220 oops Amanda index server (2.4.2) ready.
       Setting restore date to today (1997-12-09)
       200 Working date set to 1997-12-09.
       200 Config set to daily.
       200 Dump host set to this-host.some.org.
       $CWD '/var/log' is on disk '/var' mounted at '/var'.
       200 Disk set to /var.
       /var/log
       WARNING: not on root of selected filesystem, check man-page!
       amrecover> ls
       1997-12-09 daemon.log
       1997-12-09 syslog
       1997-12-08 authlog
       1997-12-08 sysidconfig.log
       1997-12-08 syslog.0
       1997-12-08 syslog.1
       1997-12-08 syslog.2
       1997-12-08 syslog.3
       1997-12-08 syslog.4
       1997-12-08 syslog.5
       1997-12-08 syslog.6
       1997-12-08 syslog.7
       amrecover> add syslog.7
       Added /log/syslog.7
       amrecover> lpwd
       /var/log
       amrecover> lcd ..
       /var
       amrecover> extract

       Extracting files using tape drive /dev/nst0 on host 192.168.0.10

       The following tapes are needed: DMP014

       Restoring files into directory /var
       Continue? [Y/n]: y

       Load tape DMP014 now
       Continue? [Y/n/t]: y
       set owner/mode for '.'? [yn] n
       amrecover> quit
       200 Good bye.
       # ls -l syslog.7
       total 26
       -rw-r--r--   1 root     other      12678 Oct 14 16:36 syslog.7

       If you do not want to overwrite existing files, create a subdirectory
       to run amrecover from and then move the restored files afterward.

       # cd /var
       # (umask 077 ; mkdir .restore)
       # cd .restore
       # amrecover
       AMRECOVER Version 2.4.2. Contacting server on oops ...
       amrecover> cd log
       /var/log
       amrecover> ls
       amrecover> add syslog.7
       Added /log/syslog.7
       amrecover> lpwd
       /var/.restore
       amrecover> extract

       Extracting files using tape drive /dev/nst0 on host 192.168.0.10
       amrecover> quit
       200 Good bye.
       # mv -i log/syslog.7 ../log/syslog.7-restored
       # cd ..
       # rm -fr .restore

       If you need to run amrestore by hand instead of letting amrecover
       control it, use the list command after browsing to display the needed
       tapes.

       # cd /var/log
       # amrecover
       AMRECOVER Version 2.4.2. Contacting server on oops ...
       amrecover> ls
       amrecover> add syslog syslog.6 syslog.7
       Added /log/syslog
       Added /log/syslog.6
       Added /log/syslog.7
       amrecover> list
       TAPE DMP014 LEVEL 0 DATE 1997-12-08
               /log/syslog.7
               /log/syslog.6
       TAPE DMP015 LEVEL 1 DATE 1997-12-09
               /log/syslog
       amrecover> quit

       The history command shows each tape that has a backup of the current
       disk along with the date of the backup, the level, the tape label and
       the file position on the tape. All active tapes are listed, not just
       back to the most recent full dump.

       Tape file position zero is a label. The first backup image is in file
       position one.

       # cd /var/log
       # amrecover
       AMRECOVER Version 2.4.2. Contacting server on oops ...
       amrecover> history
       200- Dump history for config "daily" host "this-host.some.org" disk "/var"
       201- 1997-12-09 1 DMP015 9
       201- 1997-12-08 1 DMP014 11
       201- 1997-12-07 0 DMP013 22
       201- 1997-12-06 1 DMP012 16
       201- 1997-12-05 1 DMP011 9
       201- 1997-12-04 0 DMP010 11
       201- 1997-12-03 1 DMP009 7
       201- 1997-12-02 1 DMP008 7
       201- 1997-12-01 1 DMP007 9
       201- 1997-11-30 1 DMP006 6
       amrecover> quit

ENVIRONMENT
       PAGERThe ls and list commands will use $PAGER to display the file
       lists. Defaults to more if PAGER is not set.

AUTHOR
       Alan M. McIvor <alan@kauri.auck.irl.cri.nz> : Original text

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

SEE ALSO
       amanda(8), amrestore(8), amfetchdump(8), readline(3)




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