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        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 in spite 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)