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Name

ammt — Amanda version of mt

Synopsis

ammt [-d ] [ -f | -t | device ] command [count]

DESCRIPTION

Ammt provides just enough of the standard UNIX mt command for the needs of Amanda. This is handy when doing a full restore and the standard mt program has not yet been found.

Ammt also provides access to the Amanda output drivers that support various tape simulations.

See the amanda(8) man page for more details about Amanda. See the OUTPUT DRIVERS section of amanda(8) for more information on the Amanda output drivers.

OPTIONS

-d

Turn on debugging output.

-f device

Access tape device device. If not specified, the TAPE environment variable is used.

-t device

Same as -f.

command count

Which command to issue, and an optional count of operations.

COMMANDS

Each command may be abbreviated to whatever length makes it unique.

eof|weof count

Write count (default: 1) end of file marks (tapemarks).

fsf count

Skip forward count (default: 1) files.

bsf count

Skip backward count (default: 1) files.

asf count

Position to file number count (default: 0) where zero is beginning of tape. This is the same as a rewind followed by a fsf count.

rewind

Rewind to beginning of tape.

offline|rewoffl

Rewind to beginning of tape and unload the tape from the drive.

status

Report status information about the drive. Which data reported, and what it means, depends on the underlying operating system, and may include:

ONLINE

Indicates the drive is online and ready.

OFFLINE

Indicates the drive is offline or not ready.

BOT

Indicates the drive is at beginning of tape.

EOT

Indicates the drive is at end of tape.

PROTECTED

Indicates the tape is write protected.

ds

Device status.

er

Error register.

fileno

Current tape file number.

blkno

Current tape block number file.

Note

Many systems only report good data when a tape is in the drive and ready.

AUTHOR

Marc Mengel , John R. Jackson : Original text

Stefan G. Weichinger, , maintainer of the Amanda-documentation: XML-conversion

SEE ALSO

amanda(8)