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NAME

       amdump - back up all disks in an Amanda configuration

SYNOPSIS

       amdump config [host [disk...]...] [-o configoption]...

DESCRIPTION

       Amdump switches to the appropriate Amanda configuration directory, e.g.
       /usr/local/etc/amanda/config, then attempts to back up every disk
       specified by the amanda.conf file.  Amdump is normally run by cron.

       You can specify many host/disk expressions, only disks that match an
       expression will be dumped. All disks are dumped if no expressions are
       given.

       If the file /usr/local/etc/amanda/config/hold exists, amdump will wait
       until it is removed before starting the backups. This allows scheduled
       backups to be delayed when circumstances warrant, for example, if the
       tape device is being used for some other purpose. While waiting, amdump
       checks for the hold file every minute.

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

OPTIONS

       host [disk]*
           Specify the host and disk on which the command will work.

       -o configoption
           See the "CONFIGURATION OVERRIDE" section in amanda(8).

EXAMPLE

       Here is a typical crontab entry. It runs amdump every weeknight at 1
       a.m. as user bin:
       0 1 * * 1-5 bin /usr/local/sbin/amdump daily

       Please see the crontab(5) or crontab(1) manual page for the correct
       crontab format for your system.

MESSAGES

       amdump: waiting for hold file to be removed
           The "hold" file exists and amdump is waiting for it to be removed
           before starting backups.

       amdump: amdump or amflush is already running, or you must run amcleanup
           Amdump detected another amdump or amflush running, or the remains
           of a previous incomplete amdump or amflush run. This run is
           terminated. If the problem is caused by the remains of a previous
           run, you must execute amcleanup(8) and then rerun amdump.

EXIT CODE

       The exit code of amdump is the ORed value of:
        0  = success
        1  = error
        2  = a dle give strange message
        4  = a dle failed
        8  = DonĀ“t know the status of a dle (RESULT_MISSING in the report)
        16 = tape error or no more tape

SEE ALSO

       amanda(8), amcheck(8), amcleanup(8), amrestore(8), amflush(8), cron(8),
       : http://wiki.zmanda.com

AUTHORS

       James da Silva <jds@amanda.org>

       Stefan G. Weichinger <sgw@amanda.org>