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        bscan - Bareos's 'Scan tape'


       bscan [options] bareos-archive


       The  purpose  of  bscan  is  to  read (scan) a Bareos Volume and to recreate or update the
       database contents with the information found on the  Volume.   This  is  done  in  a  non-
       destructive  way.  This permits restoring database entries that have been lost by pruning,
       purging, deleting, or a database corruption problem.

       Normally, it should not be necessary to run the bscan command because the database is self
       maintaining.   Logical  inconsistencies  in  the  Bareos  database can be found by bareos-
       dbcheck.  In addition, if you have maintained bootstrap files during backups,  you  should
       be  able  to  recover  all  your data from the bootstrap file without needed an up to date


       A summary of options is included below.

       -?     Show version and usage of program.

       -B drivername
              Specify the database driver name (default NULL) <postgresql|mysql|sqlite3>.

       -b bootstrap
              Specify a bootstrap file.

       -c configfile
              Specify storage daemon configuration file.

       -d nn  Set debug level to nn.

       -dt    Print timestamp in debug output.

       -D director
              Specify a director name specified in the storage daemon configuration file for  the
              Key Encryption Key selection.

       -a directory
              Specify the database backend directory

       -m     Update media info in database.

       -n name
              Specify the database name (default: bareos)

       -u username
              Specify database username (default: bareos)

       -P password
              Specify database password (default: none)

       -h host
              Specify database host (default: NULL)

       -t port
              Specify database port (default: 0)

       -p     Proceed in spite of I/O errors.

       -r     List records.

       -s     Synchronize or store in database.

       -S     Show scan progress periodically.

       -v     Verbose output mode.

       -V volume
              Specify volume names (separated by '|')

       -w directory
              Specify working directory (default from configuration file)


       bls(8), bextract(8), bareos-dbcheck(8).


       This  manual  page  was  written by Jose Luis Tallon <>, for the
       Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).