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       amdump - back up all disks in an AMANDA configuration


       amdump config [host [disk...]...]


       Amdump switches to the appropriate AMANDA configuration directory, e.g.
       /usr/local/etc/amanda/config, then  attempts  to  back  up  every  disk
       specified by the amanda.conf file. Amdump is normally run by cron.

       You  can  specify  many host/disk expressions, only disks that match an
       expression will be dumped. All disks are dumped if no  expressions  are

       If  the file /usr/local/etc/amanda/config/hold exists, amdump will wait
       until it is removed before starting the backups. This allows  scheduled
       backups  to  be delayed when circumstances warrant, for example, if the
       tape device is being used for some other purpose. While waiting, amdump
       checks for the hold file every minute.

       See the amanda(8) man page for more details about AMANDA.


       Here  is  a  typical crontab entry. It runs amdump every weeknight at 1
       a.m. as user bin:

       0 1 * * 1-5 bin /usr/local/sbin/amdump daily

       Please see the crontab(5) or crontab(1) manual  page  for  the  correct
       crontab format for your system.


       amdump: waiting for hold file to be removed
              The  "hold"  file  exists  and  amdump  is  waiting for it to be
              removed before starting backups.

       amdump: amdump or amflush is already running, or you must run amcleanup
              Amdump detected  another  amdump  or  amflush  running,  or  the
              remains of a previous incomplete amdump or amflush run. This run
              is terminated. If the problem is caused  by  the  remains  of  a
              previous  run,  you  must  execute  amcleanup(8)  and then rerun


       James da Silva, <> : Original text

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


       amanda(8), amcheck(8), amcleanup(8), amrestore(8), amflush(8), cron(8)