tapelist






tapelist − The list of Amanda volumes in use



     The tapelist file contains the list of tapes in active
use. This file is not ordinarily edited or examined
manually. Its format may change, or it may be removed
altogether, in future versions of Amanda. It contains lines
of the form:

     YYYYMMDDHHMMSS label flags [BARCODE:barcode] [META:meta] [BLOCKSIZE:blocksize] [POOL:pool] [STORAGE:storage] [CONFIG:config] [#comment]

     Where YYYYMMDDHHMMSS is the time the tape was written,
label is a label for the tape as written by amlabel and
flags is one of "reuse" or "no−reuse" and tells Amanda
whether the tape may be reused. A non−reusable tape will not
be overwritten, even if it is older than dumpcycle dumps.
See the reuse options of amadmin(8).

     The optional barcode is prefixed with 'BARCODE' if the
volume have a barcode.

     The optional meta label is prefixed with 'META' if the
volume is on a meta volume.

     The optional blocksize is prefixed with 'BLOCKSIZE'.

     The optional pool is prefixed with 'POOL', it is the
name of the tape−pool.

     The optional storage is prefixed with 'STORAGE', it is
the name of the storage.

     The optional config is prefixed with 'CONFIG', it is
name of the config that

     is using that volume. This is useful to share the
tapelist across multiple config.

     The optional comment is prefixed with a '#' and
continues to the end of the line.

     Amanda will maintain this comment until the tape is
overwritten. Note that comments are not allowed on blank
lines.

     An entry without POOL is in the tape−pool with the name
of config running name.

     A new labelled volume have a timestamp of "0" and have
no STORAGE and CONFIG.

     A used volume with timestamp != "0" without STORAGE is
in the storage with the name of the running config









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     A used volume with timestamp != "0" without CONFIG is
in the running config.

     It is possible to share the same tapelist across
multiple config If the POOL, STORAGE and CONFIG are
correctly set.

     The file is sorted such that the most−recently used
tape appears on the first line, and the oldest tape appears
on the last line.

     Amdump and amflush will by default refuse to write to
an unlabeled tape, or to a labeled tape that is considered
active or marked "no−reuse". There must be more tapes in
active rotation (see the tapecycle option) than there are
runs in the backup cycle (see the dumpcycle option) to
prevent overwriting a backup image that would be needed to
do a full recovery.



     amanda(8), amanda.conf(5)

     The Amanda Wiki: : http://wiki.zmanda.com/



     James da Silva <jds@amanda.org>

     Stefan G. Weichinger <sgw@amanda.org>

     Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin@zmanda.com>
     Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)