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NAME

       amdevcheck - Validate an Amanda device and volume.

SYNOPSIS

       amdevcheck [--label] [-properties list] [-o configoption...] config
                  [device-name]

DESCRIPTION

       Amdevcheck provides a way to check that a particular Amanda device is
       accessible, whether or not it contains a volume, and whether or not
       that volume is labeled. Some devices can't distinguish between all of
       these cases; a missing volume and an unlabeled volume might generate
       the same error code, for example. In those cases, this tool reports all
       possible causes of the error. Optionally this tools lists the
       properties for the device.

       See the amanda(8) man page for more details about Amanda. See amanda-
       devices(7) for more information on devices.

OPTIONS

       config
           Amanda configuration to use. Note that amdevcheck ignores any tape
           changer configuration.

       device
           Amanda device to use. This option overrides any tapedev
           configuration specified in the configuration file.

       --label
           Get the device's label. If this option is given, the usual check
           output is omitted, and the label of the loaded volume is printed to
           stdout. Returns with error if the label is not found.

       --properties [list]
           List device properties. If this option is given, the usual check
           output is omitted, and property values are printed to stdout, one
           per line, as a property name, followed by '=', followed by the
           property value. Returns with error if properties are not available.

           If list is given, it is treated as a comma-separated list of
           properties to display. If it is omitted, all supported properties
           are displayed.

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

OUTPUT

       amdevcheck exit with code 0 if the device is working of if it get an
       expected error, look at the MESSAGE line for the error. It exit with
       code 1 if it get an unexpected error.

       Amdevcheck returns one or more of the following lines. If multiple
       lines appear, then at least one, but not necessarily all of the
       messages apply. This situation can occur when working with hardware or
       operating systems which cannot distinguish, for example, between a
       malfunctioning drive and a functional but unloaded drive.

       SUCCESS
           A tape is ready.

       DEVICE_ERROR
           A device error has occurred.

       DEVICE_BUSY
           The device is busy.

       VOLUME_MISSING
           No tape is loaded in the drive.

       VOLUME_UNLABELED
           The tape in the drive is unlabeled.

       VOLUME_ERROR
           A volume error has occurred.

       MESSAGE text
           Where text provides a human-readable description of the problem.

SEE ALSO

       amanda(8), amanda-devices(7)

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

AUTHOR

       Ian Turner <ian@zmanda.com>
           Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)