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        bscan - Bacula's 'Scan tape'


       bscan [options] bacula-archive


       The  purpose  of  bscan  is  to  read (scan) a Bacula 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,  and  most  corrupted  databases can be repaired by the tools provided by the
       database vendors.  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 catalog.

       bscan command.


       A summary of options is included below.

       -?     Show version and usage of program.

       -b bootstrap
              Specify a bootstrap file.

       -c config
              Specify configuration file.

       -d nn  Set debug level to nn.

       -dt    Print timestamp in debug output.

       -m     Update media info in database.

       -D     Specify the driver database name (default: NULL)

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

       -u username
              Specify database username (default: bacula)

       -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 dir Specify working directory (default from conf file)


       bls(8), bextract(8).


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


       This man page document is released under the BSD 2-Clause license.