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       amflush - flush AMANDA backup files from holding disk to tape


       amflush [-b] [-f] [-s] [-D datestamp...] config [host [disk...]...]


       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.


       -b     Run  amflush  in  batch mode. All datestamps are selected unless
              specified. The flush is started without confirmation.

       -f     Run amflush in foreground. Amflush normally detaches itself from
              the  tty  and  runs as a background process. With the -f option,
              amflush stays in the foreground. This is useful  if  amflush  is
              run  as  part  of another script that, for example, advances the
              tape after the flush is completed.

       -s     Write log to stdout/stderr instead  of  the  amflush  log  file.
              Requires the -f option.

       -D datestamp
              specify  a  datestamp  expression  you  want  to  flush, see the
              "DATESTAMP EXPRESSION" section of amanda(8) for  a  description.
              -D  20001225-7  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

       Amflush  will  look  in  the holding disks specified by the amanda.conf
       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 amdump was run, e.g. 19910215.

       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, <> : Original text

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


       amanda(8), amdump(8)