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NAME

       tapelist - The list of Amanda volumes in use

DESCRIPTION

       The tapelist file contains the list of tapes in active use. This file is not ordinarily
       ordinarily edited or examined manually. Its format may change, or it may be removed
       altogether, in future versions of Amanda. It contains lines of the form:

       YYYYMMDD label flags [BARCODE:barcode] [META:meta] [BLOCKSIZE:blocksize] [#comment]

       Where YYYYMMDD is the date the tape was written, label is a label for the tape as written
       by amlabel and flags is one of "reuse" or "no-reuse" and tells Amanda whether the tape may
       be reused. A non-reusable tape will not be overwritten, even if it is older than dumpcycle
       dumps. See the reuse options of amadmin(8). The optional barcode is prefixed with
       'BARCODE' if the volume have a barcode. The optional meta label is prefixed with 'META' if
       the volume is on a meta volume. The optional blocksize is prefixed with 'BLOCKSIZE'. The
       optional comment is prefixed with a '#' and continues to the end of the line. Amanda will
       maintain this comment until the tape is overwritten. Note that comments are not allowed on
       blank lines.

       The file is sorted such that the most-recently used tape appears on the first line, and
       the oldest tape appears on the last line.

       Amdump and amflush will by default refuse to write to an unlabeled tape, or to a labeled
       tape that is considered active or marked "no-reuse". There must be more tapes in active
       rotation (see the tapecycle option) than there are runs in the backup cycle (see the
       dumpcycle option) to prevent overwriting a backup image that would be needed to do a full
       recovery.

SEE ALSO

       amanda(8), amanda.conf(5)

       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)