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NAME

       amlabel - label an Amanda tape

SYNOPSIS

       amlabel config label [slot slot] [-f] [--version]
               [{-o configoption}...]

DESCRIPTION

       This command applies a label to an Amanda volume, erasing the volume in
       the process.

       Amanda uses labels to identify volumes: amdump(8) and amflush(8) verify
       the label before writing to make sure the proper volume is loaded, and
       the recovery programs use the label to ensure they are reading the data
       they expect.

       If no [slot] is given, then amlabel labels the tape in the current slot
       of the default changer. If a slot is given, it labels the volume in
       that slot.  Label may be any string that does not contain whitespace
       and that matches the labelstr (see amanda.conf(5)).

       This command also appends the new volume to the tapelist(5) file, so
       that they will be used in the order they are labeled (depending on the
       taperscan in use — see amanda-taperscan(7)).

       As a precaution, amlabel will not write a label if the volume already
       contains an active label or if the label specified is on an active
       tape. The [-f] (force) flag bypasses these verifications.

OPTIONS

       -f
           Force the label operation; see above

       --version
           Output version information

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

EXAMPLE

       Write an Amanda label with the string "DMP000" on the current volume:
       % amlabel daily DMP000

       Label the tape in slot 3 of the changer with the label "DMP003":
       % amlabel daily DMP003 slot 3

MESSAGES

       Label ´label´ doesn´t match labelstr ´labelstr´
           The given label does not match the configured labelstr. Even with
           -f, this is an error.

       Label ´label´ already on a volume
           The given label is already on another volume in the tapelist, and
           Amanda will not write it to this volume unless forced.

       Found label ´label´, but it is not from configuration config.
           The label amlabel found on the volume does not match this
           configuration´s labelstr, so it is probably part of a different
           Amanda configuration. Amanda will not overwrite the label unless it
           is forced.

       Volume with label ´label´ contains data from this configuration.
           The label amlabel found on the volume still has valid data on it
           and Amanda will not overwrite it unless forced. Note that this does
           not distinguish between active and inactive volumes.

SEE ALSO

       amanda(8), amanda.conf(5), tapelist(5), amanda-taperscan(7), amdump(8),
       amflush(8)

       The Amanda Wiki: : http://wiki.zmanda.com/

AUTHORS

       James da Silva <jds@amanda.org>

       Stefan G. Weichinger <sgw@amanda.org>

       Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin@zmanda.com>
           Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)