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Chapter 26. Virtual Tape API

Stefan G. Weichinger

AMANDA Core Team


Refer to http://www.amanda.org/docs/vtape-api.html for the current version of this document.

The upper level Amanda code (including some of the other tape_xxx routines) calls the following routines which implement a virtual tape table:

For a tape type xxx, the following routines must be provided, and entered - into the table "vtable" in tape-src/tapeio.c:

Along with a prefix string which will identify the type. The initial vtape layer has two types "plain" and "rait" (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Tapes) but we hope to add a "rmt" (remote tape client), and possibly "dvd" types soon.