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       amlabel - label an AMANDA tape


       amlabel [-f] config label [slot slot]


       All  AMANDA  tapes  must  be  pre-labeled  before they are used. AMANDA
       verifies the label in amdump and amflush before writing  to  make  sure
       the proper tape is loaded.

       Amlabel  writes  an AMANDA label on the tape in the device specified by
       the amanda.conf file in /usr/local/etc/amanda/config. Label may be  any
       string   that   does  not  contain  whitespace  and  that  matches  the
       amanda.conf  labelstr regular expression option. It is up to the system
       administrator to define a naming convention.

       Amlabel appends the new tape to the tapelist file so it will be used by
       AMANDA before it reuses any other  tapes.  When  you  amlabel  multiple
       tapes, they will be used in the order you amlabel them.

       Amlabel  will not write the label if the tape contains an active AMANDA
       tape or if the label specified is on an active  tape.  The  -f  (force)
       flag bypasses these verifications.

       An  optional  slot  may  be  specified  after the tape label. If a tape
       changer is in use, amlabel will label the tape in  the  specified  slot
       instead of the currently loaded tape.

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


       Write  an  AMANDA  label with the string "DMP000" on the tape loaded in
       the     device     named     in     the     tapedev      option      in

       % amlabel daily DMP000

       Label  the tape in slot 3 of the currently configured tape changer with
       the string "DMP003":

       % amlabel daily DMP003 slot 3


       label label doesn’t match labelstr str
              Label label on the command line  does  not  match  the  labelstr
              regular expression str from amanda.conf.

       label label already on a tape
              Label label is already listed as an active AMANDA tape.

       no tpchanger specified in path , so slot command invalid
              The command line has the slot parameter but the amanda.conf file
              in path does not have a tape changer configured.

       reading label label, tape is in another amanda configuration
              This tape appears to be a valid AMANDA tape, but label does  not
              match  labelstr for this configuration so it is probably part of
              a different AMANDA configuration.

       reading label label, tape is active
              Tape  label  appears  to  already  be  part   of   this   AMANDA
              configuration and active, i.e. has valid data on it.

       no label found, are you sure tape is non-rewinding?
              While checking that the label was written correctly, amlabel got
              an error that might be caused by mis-configuring AMANDA  with  a
              rewinding  tape  device  name  instead of a non-rewinding device
              name for tape.


       James da Silva, <>: Original text

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


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