BSCAN(8)           Network backup, recovery and verification          BSCAN(8)

        bscan - Bacula's 'Scan tape'

       bscan [options] bacula-archive

       The purpose of bscan is to read (scan) a Bacula Volume and to recreate
       or update the database contents with the information found on the
       Volume.  This is done in a non-destructive way. This permits restoring
       database entries that have been lost by pruning, purging, deleting, or
       a database corruption problem.

       Normally, it should not be necessary to run the bscan command because
       the database is self maintaining, and most corrupted databases can be
       repaired by the tools provided by the database vendors.  In addition,
       if you have maintained bootstrap files during backups, you should be
       able to recover all your data from the bootstrap file without needed an
       up to date catalog.

       bscan command.

       A summary of options is included below.

       -?     Show version and usage of program.

       -b bootstrap
              Specify a bootstrap file.

       -c config
              Specify configuration file.

       -d nn  Set debug level to nn.

       -dt    Print timestamp in debug output.

       -m     Update media info in database.

       -D     Specify the driver database name (default: NULL)

       -n name
              Specify the database name (default: bacula)

       -u username
              Specify database username (default: bacula)

       -P password
              Specify database password (default: none)

       -h host
              Specify database host (default: NULL)

       -t port
              Specify database port (default: 0)

       -p     Proceed inspite of I/O errors.

       -r     List records.

       -s     Synchronize or store in Database.

       -S     Show scan progress periodically.

       -v     Verbose output mode.

       -V volume
              Specify volume names (separated by '|')

       -w dir Specify working directory (default from conf file)

       bls(8), bextract(8).

       This manual page was written by Jose Luis Tallon
       <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may
       be used by others).

Kern Sibbald                   26 November 2009                       BSCAN(8)