amflush — flush Amanda backup files from holding disk to tape
amflush [-b ] [-f ] [-s ] [ -D
Amflush writes Amanda backups from the holding disks to tape, and updates the Amanda info database and tapelist accordingly. Backups may stay in a holding disk when something is wrong with the tape at the time amdump is run. When this happens, the problem must be corrected and amflush run by hand.
Run amflush in batch mode. All datestamps are selected unless specified. The flush is started without confirmation.
normally detaches itself from the tty and runs as a background process.
stays in the foreground.
This is useful if
is run as part of another script that, for example, advances the tape
after the flush is completed.
Write log to stdout/stderr instead of the amflush log file. Requires the
specify a datestamp expression you want to flush, see the
"DATESTAMP EXPRESSION" section of
for a description.
will flush all
dumps from 25 december 2000 to 27 december 2000.
You can specify many host/disk expressions, only disks that match an expression will be flushed. All disks are flushed if no expressions are given. see the "HOST & DISK EXPRESSION" section of amanda(8) for a description.
will look in the holding disks specified by the
file in /usr/local/etc/amanda/config
for any non-empty Amanda work directories.
It then prompts you to select a directory
or to process all of the directories.
The work directories in the holding disks are named by the date at the time
was run, e.g.
See the amanda(8) man page for more details about Amanda.
Amflush will search for holding areas associated with the daily configuration. After you select which holding area to flush, amflush writes the data to tape, updates the databases and sends a mail report similar to amdump(8).
% amflush daily Scanning /amanda-hold... 20001113: found Amanda directory. 20001114: found Amanda directory. Multiple Amanda directories, please pick one by letter: A. 20001113 B. 20001114 Select directories to flush [A..B]: [ALL] all Flushing dumps in 20001113, 20001114, today: 20001117 to tape drive /dev/rmt/0mn. Expecting tape DMP014 or a new tape. (The last dumps were to tape DMP013) Are you sure you want to do this? yes Running in background, you can log off now. You'll get mail when amflush is finished.
James da Silva,
<firstname.lastname@example.org> : Original text
Stefan G. Weichinger,
<email@example.com>, maintainer of the