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       amverify - check an Amanda tape for errors


       amverify config [slot [runtapes]]


       Amverify  reads  an Amanda format tape and makes sure each backup image
       can be processed by amrestore and, if possible, the appropriate restore
       program (e.g. tar).

       Amverify  runs  amrestore on each file of the tape and pipes the output
       to a restore  program  (if  available)  with  an  option  to  create  a
       catalogue  of  the  backup. The catalogue itself is discarded. Only the
       success or failure of the operation itself is reported.

       If the backup image cannot be processed by the restore program, e.g. if
       it  was  written  on  a  different  operating system, the image is sent
       through dd to /dev/null. This still determines if the tape is readable,
       but does not do any internal consistency check on the image.

       If  config  is  set  up to use a tape changer, the slot argument may be
       used to choose the first tape to process. Otherwise, the  current  slot
       is used.

       The  runtapes  configuration  parameter  determines  how many tapes are
       processed unless it is specified on the command line.

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


       Axel Zinser <> : Original text

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


       amrestore(8), amanda(8), amverifyrun(8)