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NAME

       amdd - AMANDA version of dd

SYNOPSIS

       amdd [-d] [if=input] [of=output] [bs=blocksize] [skip=count]
            [count=count]

DESCRIPTION

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

       Amdd also provides access to the AMANDA  output  drivers  that  support
       various  tape simulations. This may be used for debugging or to convert
       from one format to another.

       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.

       -llength
              Set the output length. If the output driver  limits  the  output
              size, this controls when end of tape will be simulated.

              Length may have a multiplier suffix:

              k -> 1024 (Kilobytes)
              b -> 512 (Blocks)
              M -> 1024*1024 (Megabytes)

              The default is no multiplier (bytes).

       if=input
              Input to dd. Default is stdin.

       of=output
              Where to send the output of dd. Default is stdout.

       bs=blocksize
              Size of each record. Input records smaller than this will not be
              padded.  Output  records  will  be  the   same   size   as   the
              corresponding input record. Default is 512 bytes.

              Blocksize may have a multiplier suffix:

              k -> 1024 (Kilobytes)
              b -> 512 (Blocks)
              M -> 1024*1024 (Megabytes)

              The default is no multiplier (bytes).

       count=count
              Number  of  records to copy. Default is all records until end of
              file.

       skip=count
              Number of records  to  skip  before  copying  input  to  output.
              Default is zero.

AUTHOR

       Marc  Mengel  <mengel@fnal.gov>,  John  R.  Jackson  <jrj@purdue.edu> :
       Original text

       Stefan   G.   Weichinger,   <sgw@amanda.org>,   maintainer    of    the
       AMANDA-documentation: XML-conversion

SEE ALSO

       amanda(8)

                                                                       AMDD(8)