amrmtape − remove a tape from the Amanda database

amrmtape [−−changer changer−name] [−−cleanup] [−−dryrun]
[−n] [−−erase] [−−external−copy] [−−keep−label]
[−−list−retention] [−−list−no−retention]
[−−remove−no−retention] [−−quiet] [−q] [−−verbose] [−v]
config [label]*

     Amrmtape invalidates the contents of an existing backup
tape in the configuration database. This is meant as a
recovery mechanism when a good backup is damaged either by
faulty hardware or user error, e.g. the tape is eaten by the
drive or is overwritten.

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

     −−changer changer−name
     Specify which changer to use when erasing label

     Remove logs and indexes associated with label.
     Otherwise, they'll remain until the next run of amdump.

     −−dryrun, −n
     Generate new tapelist(5) and database files with label
     removed, but leave them in /tmp and do not update the
     original copies.

     Attempt to erase the data contained on the volume with
     the given label. This requires that Amanda be able to
     find that volume using the tape changer. Erasure is not
     supported by all Amanda devices, and the erasure is not
     "secure" in the sense that the data can most likely be
     recovered by someone with the right tools.

     The volume is erased but the label is kept in the
     tapelist and the log file. This function must be used
     if you manually made a copy of the volume that you can
     manually restore.

     You should also mark the label as noreuse.

     Do not remove label from the tapelist. The volume
     become like a new labelled tape and can be reused by
     any storage using the same tape−pool.


     List all labels that are required for the policy of
     each storage.

     List all labels that are not required for the policy of
     each storage. They are the volumes that can be reused.

     Remove all labels that are not required for the policy
     of each storage. Useful with −−keep−label and/or

     −−verbose, −v
     List backups of hosts and disks that are being
     discarded. Enabled by default.

     −−quiet, −q
     Opposite of −v.

     Remove tape labeled DAILY034 and DAILY035 from the
DailySet1 configuration.
# amrmtape DailySet1 DAILY034 DAILY035

     amanda(8), amadmin(8)

     The Amanda Wiki: :

     Adrian T. Filipi−Martin <>

     Stefan G. Weichinger <>