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NAME

       amrecover - AMANDA index database browser

SYNOPSIS

       amrecover [[-C] config] [-s index-server] [-t tape-server]
                 [-d tape-device]

DESCRIPTION

       Amrecover browses the database of AMANDA index files to determine which
       tapes  contain  files  to  recover.  Furthermore, it is able to recover
       files.

       In order to restore files in place, you must invoke amrecover from  the
       root  of  the  backed  up  filesystem,  or  use  lcd  to move into that
       directory, otherwise a directory tree  that  resembles  the  backed  up
       filesystem  will  be created in the current directory. See the examples
       below for details.

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

OPTIONS

              Note

              The  listed  defaults  map   to   the   values   you   ran   the
              configure-script with.

       [ -C ] config
              AMANDA configuration (default: daily).

       -s index-server
              Host that runs the index daemon (default: oops).

       -t tape-server
              Host that runs the tape server daemon (default: 192.168.0.10).

       -d tape-device
              Tape device to use on the tape server host (default: /dev/nst0).

COMMANDS

       Amrecover connects to the index server and then presents a command line
       prompt.  Usage is similar to an ftp client. The GNU readline library is
       used to provide command line history and editing if it was built in  to
       amrecover.

       The  purpose  of browsing the database is to build up a restore list of
       files to be extracted from the backup system.  The  following  commands
       are available:

       sethost hostname
              Specifies  which  host to look at backup files for (default: the
              local host).

       setdate YYYY-MM-DD
              Set the date (default: today). File listing commands only return
              information  on  backup  images for this day, for the day before
              with the next lower dump level, and so on, until the most recent
              level 0 backup on or before the specified date is encountered.

              For example, if:

              1996-07-01 was a level 0 backup
              1996-07-02 through 1996-07-05 were level 1 backups
              1996-07-06 through 1997-07-08 were level 2 backups

              then  if  1997-07-08  is  the  requested  date,  files  from the
              following days would be used:

              1997-07-08 (the latest level 2 backup)
              1997-07-05 (the latest level 1 backup)
              1997-07-01 (the latest level 0 backup)

              Only the most recent version of a file will be presented.

              The following abbreviated date specifications are accepted:

              --MM-DD
                     dates in the current year

              ---DD  dates in the current month of the current year

       setdisk diskname mountpoint
              Specifies which disk to consider (default: the disk holding  the
              working  directory  where  amrecover is started). It can only be
              set after the host is set with sethost. Diskname is  the  device
              name  specified  in  the  amanda.conf  or disklist configuration
              file. The disk must be local to the host. If mountpoint  is  not
              specified, all pathnames will be relative to the (unknown) mount
              point instead of full pathnames.

       listdisk [diskdevice]
              List all diskname

       settape [[server]:][tapedev|default]
              Specifies the host to use as the tape server, and which  of  its
              tape  devices to use. If the server is omitted, but the colon is
              not, the server name reverts to 192.168.0.10, the configure-time
              default. If the tape device is omitted, it remains unchanged. To
              use the default tape device selected by  the  tape  server,  the
              word  default must be specified. If no argument is specified, or
              the argument is an empty  string,  no  changes  occur,  and  the
              current settings are displayed.

              If  you  want amrecover to use your changer, the tapedev must be
              equal to the amrecover_changer setting on the server.

              If you need to change the protocol (tape:, rait:, file:,  null:)
              then you must specify the hostname.

              settape 192.168.0.10:file:/file1
              You  can  change  the tape device when amrecover ask you to load
              the tape:

              Load tape DMP014 now
              Continue? [Y/n/t]: t
              Tape device: server2:/dev/nst2
              Continue? [Y/n/t]: Y
              Using tape /dev/nst2 from server server2.

       setmode mode
              Set the extraction mode for Samba shares. If mode is smb, shares
              are sent to the Samba server to be restored back onto the PC. If
              mode is tar, they are extracted on the local  machine  the  same
              way tar volumes are extracted.

       mode   Displays the extracting mode for Samba shares.

       history
              Show  the  backup  history  of the current host and disk. Dates,
              levels, tapes and file position  on  tape  of  each  backup  are
              displayed.

       pwd    Display the name of the current backup working directory.

       cd dir Change  the  backup working directory to dir. If the mount point
              was specified with setdisk, this can be a full  pathname  or  it
              can  be relative to the current backup working directory. If the
              mount point was not specified, paths are relative to  the  mount
              point if they start with "/", otherwise they are relative to the
              current backup working directory. The dir can be a  shell  style
              wildcards.

       cdx dir
              Like the cd command but allow regular expression.

       lpwd   Display  the amrecover working directory. Files will be restored
              under this directory, relative to the backed up filesystem.

       lcd path
              Change the amrecover working directory to path.

       ls     List the contents of the current backup working  directory.  See
              the  description  of the setdate command for how the view of the
              directory is built up. The backup date is shown for each file.

       add item1 item2 ...
              Add the specified files or directories to the restore list. Each
              item may have shell style wildcards.

       addx item1 item2 ...
              Add the specified files or directories to the restore list. Each
              item may be a regular expression.

       delete item1 item2 ...
              Delete the specified files or directories from the restore list.
              Each item may have shell style wildcards.

       deletex item1 item2 ...
              Delete the specified files or directories from the restore list.
              Each item may be a regular expression.

       list file
              Display the contents of the restore list.  If  a  file  name  is
              specified, the restore list is written to that file. This can be
              used to manually extract the files from the  AMANDA  tapes  with
              amrestore.

       clear  Clear the restore list.

       quit   Close the connection to the index server and exit.

       exit   Close the connection to the index server and exit.

       extract
              Start  the  extract sequence (see the examples below). Make sure
              the local working  directory  is  the  root  of  the  backed  up
              filesystem, or another directory that will behave like that. Use
              lpwd to display the local working directory, and lcd  to  change
              it.

       help   Display a brief list of these commands.

EXAMPLES

       The following shows the recovery of an old syslog file.

       # cd /var/log
       # ls -l syslog.7
       syslog.7: No such file or directory
       # amrecover
       AMRECOVER Version 2.4.2. Contacting server on oops ...
       220 oops AMANDA index server (2.4.2) ready.
       Setting restore date to today (1997-12-09)
       200 Working date set to 1997-12-09.
       200 Config set to daily.
       200 Dump host set to this-host.some.org.
       $CWD ’/var/log’ is on disk ’/var’ mounted at ’/var’.
       200 Disk set to /var.
       /var/log
       WARNING: not on root of selected filesystem, check man-page!
       amrecover> ls
       1997-12-09 daemon.log
       1997-12-09 syslog
       1997-12-08 authlog
       1997-12-08 sysidconfig.log
       1997-12-08 syslog.0
       1997-12-08 syslog.1
       1997-12-08 syslog.2
       1997-12-08 syslog.3
       1997-12-08 syslog.4
       1997-12-08 syslog.5
       1997-12-08 syslog.6
       1997-12-08 syslog.7
       amrecover> add syslog.7
       Added /log/syslog.7
       amrecover> lpwd
       /var/log
       amrecover> lcd ..
       /var
       amrecover> extract

       Extracting files using tape drive /dev/nst0 on host 192.168.0.10

       The following tapes are needed: DMP014

       Restoring files into directory /var
       Continue? [Y/n]: y

       Load tape DMP014 now
       Continue? [Y/n/t]: y
       set owner/mode for ’.’? [yn] n
       amrecover> quit
       200 Good bye.
       # ls -l syslog.7
       total 26
       -rw-r--r--   1 root     other      12678 Oct 14 16:36 syslog.7

       If  you  do not want to overwrite existing files, create a subdirectory
       to run amrecover from and then move the restored files afterward.

       # cd /var
       # (umask 077 ; mkdir .restore)
       # cd .restore
       # amrecover
       AMRECOVER Version 2.4.2. Contacting server on oops ...
       ...
       amrecover> cd log
       /var/log
       amrecover> ls
       ...
       amrecover> add syslog.7
       Added /log/syslog.7
       amrecover> lpwd
       /var/.restore
       amrecover> extract

       Extracting files using tape drive /dev/nst0 on host 192.168.0.10
       ...
       amrecover> quit
       200 Good bye.
       # mv -i log/syslog.7 ../log/syslog.7-restored
       # cd ..
       # rm -fr .restore

       If you need to run amrestore  by  hand  instead  of  letting  amrecover
       control  it,  use the list command after browsing to display the needed
       tapes.

       # cd /var/log
       # amrecover
       AMRECOVER Version 2.4.2. Contacting server on oops ...
       ...
       amrecover> ls
       ...
       amrecover> add syslog syslog.6 syslog.7
       Added /log/syslog
       Added /log/syslog.6
       Added /log/syslog.7
       amrecover> list
       TAPE DMP014 LEVEL 0 DATE 1997-12-08
               /log/syslog.7
               /log/syslog.6
       TAPE DMP015 LEVEL 1 DATE 1997-12-09
               /log/syslog
       amrecover> quit

       The history command shows each tape that has a backup  of  the  current
       disk  along  with the date of the backup, the level, the tape label and
       the file position on the tape. All active tapes are  listed,  not  just
       back to the most recent full dump.

       Tape  file  position zero is a label. The first backup image is in file
       position one.

       # cd /var/log
       # amrecover
       AMRECOVER Version 2.4.2. Contacting server on oops ...
       ...
       amrecover> history
       200- Dump history for config "daily" host "this-host.some.org" disk "/var"
       201- 1997-12-09 1 DMP015 9
       201- 1997-12-08 1 DMP014 11
       201- 1997-12-07 0 DMP013 22
       201- 1997-12-06 1 DMP012 16
       201- 1997-12-05 1 DMP011 9
       201- 1997-12-04 0 DMP010 11
       201- 1997-12-03 1 DMP009 7
       201- 1997-12-02 1 DMP008 7
       201- 1997-12-01 1 DMP007 9
       201- 1997-11-30 1 DMP006 6
       ...
       amrecover> quit

ENVIRONMENT

       PAGER   The ls and list commands will use $PAGER to  display  the  file
       lists. Defaults to more if PAGER is not set.

AUTHOR

       Alan M. McIvor <alan@kauri.auck.irl.cri.nz> : Original text

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

SEE ALSO

       amanda(8), amrestore(8), readline(3)

                                                                  AMRECOVER(8)