AMREPORT(8)             System Administration Commands             AMREPORT(8)

       amreport - generate a formatted output of statistics for an Amanda run

       amreport [-o configoption...] [(1) command-line options | (2) script
                options] [config]

       (1) [--log=logfile] [--format=MODULE:DEST,DEST-ARG] [--ps=filename]
           [--text=filename] [--xml=filename] [--print=printer]
       (2) [-i] [-M address] [-l logfile] [-f outputfile] [-p postscriptfile]

       Amreport generates a summary report of an Amanda backup run.

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

           Name of the configuration to process. If no configuration name is
           specified, amanda.conf is read from the current directory.

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

       Amreport operates in two distinct modes. Command-line mode is intended
       for use by an administrator from the command line, and uses long
       command-line options for clarity. Script mode is intended for use from
       scripts such as amdump, and has a lot of non-obvious default behaviors
       to suit that need.

       Unless a script-mode option is given, amreport defaults to command-line
       mode. If no options are given, amreport writes a report for the most
       recent logfile to stdout.

   Command-Line Mode Options
           Use this logfile as the basis for the report. If this option is
           given, then the report is a "historical" report and will not
           include current state from e.g., holding disk and curinfo. If this
           option is not specified, then the most recent logfile will be used.

           Use the given perl module to format the report and send it to DEST
           with the given DEST-ARG.

           Valid module provided with amanda are: human, json, json_raw, ps
           and xml, valid destination are file, mail and print, the DEST-ARG
           depend on the destination.

           The default destination is file.

           The default arg for file destination is '-' (stdout).

           The default arg for mail destination is the MAILTO configuration

           The default arg for print destination is the PRINTER configuration


           Write a postscript label to filename. See "LABEL PRINTING" below.
           If filename is not specified, then the label is written to stdout.

           Same as --format=ps, --format=ps:file:filename

           Write a human-readable text report to filename. If filename is not
           specified, then the report is written to stdout.

           Same as --format=human, --format=human:file:filename

           Write an XML-formatted report to filename. If filename is not
           specified, then the report is written to stdout.

           Same as --format=xml, --format=xml:file:filename

           Pipe a postscript label to lp or lpr, specifying the given printer.
           If the printer is not specified, uses the default from the Amanda
           configuration, or the system default printer.

           Same as --format=ps:print, --format=ps:print:printer

           Send a human-readable text report to the given recipient via the
           mailer specified in the Amanda configuration. If the recipient is
           not specified, this uses the mailto from the Amanda configuration.

           Same as --format=human:mail, --format=human:mail:recipient

   Script Mode Options
           Don't email the report.

       -M address
           Mail the report to address instead of the mailto value from

       -l logfile
           Name of the log file to parse to generate the report. If a log file
           is not specified, it defaults to the file $logdir/log, where
           $logdir is the log directory defined in amanda.conf.

       -f outputfile
           Normally, amreport sends the report via e-mail to the mailto user
           as defined in the amanda.conf file. If outputfile is specified,
           then the report is put in outputfile.

       -p postscriptfile
           Send the postscript output to the file postscriptfile instead of to
           the lpr(1) command. This option has an effect only if the lbl-templ
           directive is specified in amanda.conf.

           Force script mode. Has no other effect.

       Amanda's text report format is divided into several sections. Some of
       these sections only appear if they are not empty.

       Although newer versions of Amanda try to use the term "volume" to refer
       to a unit of storage, amreport still uses the term "tape", even if
       backups are done to non-tape devices, to allow scripts which parse
       amreport's output to continue to function.

       Hostname: bkserver
       Org     : DailySet1
       Config  : Daily
       Date    : February 25, 2009

       These dumps were to tape Daily-103.
       The next tape Amanda expects to use is: Daily-142

          jamon.slikon.local /var lev 0  FAILED [/bin/tar exited with status 2]

       The summary section describes the run in broad terms, giving the server
       hostname, organization (from the org configuration parameter),
       configuration name, and dump date. This is followed by a description of
       the volumes and holding disk used, and an rough estimate of the
       volume(s) Amanda will use on the next run.

       Brief notices of any unusual circumstances will also be included here.

                                 Total       Full      Incr.
                               --------   --------   --------
       Estimate Time (hrs:min)    0:00
       Run Time (hrs:min)         0:01
       Dump Time (hrs:min)        0:00       0:00       0:00
       Output Size (meg)           1.6        0.0        1.6
       Original Size (meg)         1.6        0.0        1.6
       Avg Compressed Size (%)   100.0      100.0      100.0   (level:#disks ...)
       Filesystems Dumped            4          1          3   (1:3)
       Avg Dump Rate (k/s)      1555.1      134.2     1787.3

       Tape Time (hrs:min)        0:00       0:00       0:00
       Tape Size (meg)             1.6        0.0        1.6
       Tape Used (%)               5.5        0.1        5.4   (level:#disks ...)
       Filesystems Taped             4          1          3   (1:3)
                                                               (level:#parts ...)
       Parts Taped                   4          1          3   (1:3)
       Avg Tp Write Rate (k/s)  143966    27624.3     151811

         Label            Time      Size      %  DLEs Parts
         metals-013       0:00     1650k    5.4     4     4

       This section contains aggregate statistics for the entire run. The
       three columns break down the results into a total for all data handled,
       only full dumps, and only incremental dumps. In the right margin,
       amreport indicates the breakdown of dump levels at the dumper and the

       The rows have the following meanings:

       Estimate Time
           The time used by the planner to estimate dump sizes.

       Run Time
           Total runtime, from the invocation of amdump to its completion.

       Dump Time
           Total time spent dumping clients.

       Output Size
           Total quantity of data dumped, after compression.

       Original Size
           Total quantity of data dumped, before compression.

       Avg Compressed Size
           Compression ratio, calculated from the previous two rows.

       Filesystems Dumped
           Number of DLEs dumped.

       Avg Dump Rate
           Average speed at which clients produced data. Note that, for dumps
           done directly to a slow device, rather than to holding disk, this
           rate may reflect a write speed constrained by the device speed.

       Tape Time
           Total time spent writing to storage volumes. This includes time
           spent changing tapes, including time spent waiting for flush
           thresholds to be met.

       Tape Size
           Total quantity of data written to storage volumes.

       Tape Used
           Fraction of the total allocated storage (tapetype length times
           runtapes) actually used.

       Filesystems Taped
           Number of filesystems written to storage. This may be larger or
           smaller than the number of filesystems dumped, due to flushes or
           dumps left on holding disk.

       Parts Taped
           Number of split parts writtten to storage. If this number is very
           large, then the split size may be too small.

       Avg Tp Write Rate
           Taper speed, based on the tape time and tape size, above. Note
           that, because the tape time includes time spent on tasks other than
           writing to tape, this does not necessary reflect the device's real
           write speed. However, the value is useful for capacity planning, as
           it reflects a realistic estimate of how quickly Amanda can write
           data to storage.

   Usage by Tape
         Label          Time      Size      %  DLEs Parts
         Conf-001       0:00    20320k   66.2     1     4
         Conf-002       0:00     6470k   21.1     0     2

       This short section gives per-volume statistics: time spent writing to
       the volume; bytes written to the volume; portion of the expected tape
       length used; number of DLEs started, and total number of split parts

         taper: tape DAILY-37 kb 30720 fm 3 [OK]

       This section contains any informational log messages from the run. Most
       messages are self-explanatory. The taper message shown in the example
       is always present, and is redundant to the previous section. It
       indicates that 30720 kb were written to "DAILY-37" in 3 files.

   Failure and Strange Details

       /--  jamon.slikon.local /var lev 0 FAILED [/bin/tar exited with status 2]
       sendbackup: info BACKUP=APPLICATION
       sendbackup: info APPLICATION=amgtar
       sendbackup: info RECOVER_CMD=/usr/bin/gzip -dc |amgtar -f... -
       sendbackup: info COMPRESS_SUFFIX=.gz
       sendbackup: info end
       ? /bin/tar: ./gdm: Cannot savedir: Permission denied
       | Total bytes written: 943831040 (901MiB, 4.9MiB/s)
       | /bin/tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
       sendbackup: error [/bin/tar exited with status 2]
       sendbackup: size 921710
       sendbackup: end


       /--  bsdfw.slikon.local / lev 0 STRANGE
       sendbackup: info BACKUP=APPLICATION
       sendbackup: info APPLICATION=amgtar
       sendbackup: info RECOVER_CMD=/usr/bin/gzip -dc |amgtar -f... -
       sendbackup: info COMPRESS_SUFFIX=.gz
       sendbackup: info end
       | /bin/tar: ./tmp/.X11-unix/X0: socket ignored
       | Total bytes written: 5530869760 (5.2GiB, 3.0MiB/s)
       sendbackup: size 5401240
       sendbackup: end

       This section expands on failures and strange results indicated in
       earlier sections. In both cases, the details contain a messages
       produced by the underlying backup tool - GNU tar, in this example.
       Failed dumps have actually failed, and the reasons are usually clear.
       Strange dumps, however, are regarded as successful by Amanda, but
       contain messages that Amanda did not recognize and which may be of
       interest to the operator.

   Dump Summary
                                              DUMPER STATS                TAPER STATS
       HOSTNAME     DISK        L ORIG-kB  OUT-kB  COMP%  MMM:SS   KB/s MMM:SS     KB/s
       -------------------------- ------------------------------------- ---------------
       strontium    /etc        1     270     270    --     0:00 1146.3   0:00 140918.6
       strontium    -me/elantra 1      10      10    --     0:00   65.6   0:00   9033.4
       strontium    /local      0      20      20    --     0:00  133.9   0:00  27624.3
       strontium    -ository_13 1    1350    1350    --     0:01 2568.5   0:00 175006.5

       The dump summary table has one row for each DLE processed during the
       run. The "L" column gives the level of the dump. The remaining colums
       are divided into dumper stats and taper stats.

       The dumper stats give the original (before compression) and output
       (after compression) size of each dump, as well as a compression ratio,
       if applicable. The column labeled "MMM:SS" gives the time spent on that
       dump, and the next column is the calculated dump rate.

       The taper stats give the time and speed with which the dump was written
       to storage. This value is the sum of the times for each part, and as
       such does not include time spent switching volumes.

       Amanda can print postscript labels describing the contents of tape(s)
       written in a run. The labels are designed to be folded and inserted
       into the tape case along with the tape or hole punched and put in a
       3-ring binder. Various label templates are provided to format data for
       different tape sizes.

       The information printed varies slightly between label templates due to
       size constraints. Labels contain one line for each host/file-system
       pair and may also contain the file number on the tape, the level of the
       dump, the original size of the dump and the size of the (possibly
       compressed) tape file.

       Add the lbl-templ parameter to the tapetype definition in amanda.conf
       to enable labels. If you don't add this line to your tapetype
       definition, amreport will not print tape labels.

       You may use the printer keyword in amanda.conf to print to other than
       the system default printer.

       Amanda provides label templates for the following tape types. These are
       pretty generic labels and should be easy to customize for other tape
       types or particular site needs.

           * ExaByte 8mm tapes
           * DAT 4mm tapes
           * DLT tapes
           * 3-ring binder

       The 3-ring binder type is the most generic. It may be used to make a
       hardcopy log of the tapes.

       The exit code of amreport is the ORed value of:
        0  = success
        1  = error
        2  = a dle give strange message
        4  = a dle failed
        8  = Don't know the status of a dle (RESULT_MISSING in the report)
        16 = tape error or no more tape

       amanda(8), amflush(8)

       The Amanda Wiki: :

       Stefan G. Weichinger <>

Amanda 3.5.1                      12/01/2017                       AMREPORT(8)