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       backup status - Reports a Tape Coordinator’s status


       backup status << [-portoffset <TC port offset] >>> [-localauth]
           << [-cell <cell name] >>> [-help]

       backup st << [-p <TC port offset] >>> [-l] << [-c <cell name] >>>


       The backup status command displays which operation, if any, the
       indicated Tape Coordinator is currently executing.


       -portoffset <TC port offset>
           Specifies the port offset number of the Tape Coordinator for which
           to report the status.

           Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local
           /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The backup command interpreter
           presents it to the Backup Server, Volume Server and VL Server
           during mutual authentication. Do not combine this flag with the
           -cell argument. For more details, see the backup(8) manpage.

       -cell <cell name>
           Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this
           argument with the -localauth flag. For more details, see the
           backup(8) manpage.

           Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
           are ignored.


       The following message indicates that the Tape Coordinator is not
       currently performing an operation:

          Tape coordinator is idle

       Otherwise, the output includes a message of the following format for
       each running or pending operation:

          Task <task_ID>:  <operation>:   <status>


           Is a task identification number assigned by the Tape Coordinator.
           It begins with the Tape Coordinator’s port offset number.

           Identifies the operation the Tape Coordinator is performing, which
           is initiated by the indicated command:

       Dump    The backup dump command.

       Restore The backup diskrestore, backup volrestore, or backup
               volsetrestore commands.

               The backup labeltape command.

               The backup scantape command.

       SaveDb  The backup savedb command.

               The backup restoredb command.

           Indicates the job’s current status in one of the following

       number Kbytes transferred, volume volume_name
               For a running dump operation, indicates the number of kilobytes
               copied to tape or a backup data file so far, and the volume
               currently being dumped.

       number Kbytes, restore.volume
               For a running restore operation, indicates the number of
               kilobytes copied into AFS from a tape or a backup data file so

       [abort requested]
               The backup kill command was issued, but the termination signal
               has yet to reach the Tape Coordinator.

       [abort sent]
               The operation is canceled by the backup kill command.  Once the
               Backup System removes an operation from the queue or stops it
               from running, it no longer appears at all in the output from
               the command.

       [butc contact lost]
               The backup command interpreter cannot reach the Tape
               Coordinator. The message can mean either that the Tape
               Coordinator handling the operation was terminated or failed
               while the operation was running, or that the connection to the
               Tape Coordinator timed out.

       [done]  The Tape Coordinator has finished the operation.

       [drive wait]
               The operation is waiting for the specified tape drive to become

       [operator wait]
               The Tape Coordinator is waiting for the backup operator to
               insert a tape in the drive.

       If the Tape Coordinator is communicating with an XBSA server (a third-
       party backup utility that implements the Open Group’s Backup Service
       API [XBSA]), the following message appears last in the output:

          <XBSA_program> Tape coordinator

       where <XBSA_program> is the name of the XBSA-compliant program.


       The following example shows that the Tape Coordinator with port offset
       4 has so far dumped about 1.5 MB of data for the current dump
       operation, and is currently dumping the volume named user.pat.backup:

          % backup status -portoffset 4
          Task 4001:  Dump:   1520 Kbytes transferred,  volume user.pat.backup


       The issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on
       every machine where the Backup Server is running, or must be logged
       onto a server machine as the local superuser root if the -localauth
       flag is included.


       the backup(8) manpage, the butc(8) manpage


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