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       amcleanup - run the Amanda cleanup process after a failure


       amcleanup [-k] [-p] [-r] [-v] [--note string] config


       Amcleanup generates the Amanda Mail Report and updates the Amanda databases after a system
       failure on a tape server host. This cleanup process is normally done automatically as part
       of the amdump program, but if amdump cannot complete for some reason (usually because of a
       tape server host crash), amcleanup must be run some time later (usually during system

       The amcleanupdisk program is run with the same [-r] and [-v] options.

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


           Kill all process listed in the log file are their child. if there is no log file, then
           kill all amdump, amflush and amvault process and their child.

           Do the cleanup only if all process listed in the log file are already terminated.

           Remove bad file in holding disk. This options is passed to amcleanupdisk.

           Generate verbose output. This options is passed to amcleanupdisk.

       --note string
           Add the string to the log files, it will show up in the NOTES section of the report.


       This example runs the Amanda cleanup process by hand after a failure.
       % amcleanup daily

       Putting the following line in a system boot script (e.g.  /etc/rc.local) runs the Amanda
       cleanup process as part of the reboot, eliminating the need to run it by hand.
       /usr/local/sbin/amcleanup daily

       If nothing needs to be done, amcleanup exits normally with the message:
       amcleanup: no unprocessed logfile to clean up.


       amanda(8), amdump(8)

       The Amanda Wiki: :


       James da Silva <>

       Stefan G. Weichinger <>