AMDUMP(8)                                                            AMDUMP(8)


       amdump - back up all disks in an AMANDA configuration


       amdump config [host [disk...]...]


       Amdump switches to the appropriate AMANDA configuration directory, e.g.
       /usr/local/etc/amanda/config, then attempts to back up every disk spec-
       ified by the amanda.conf file. Amdump is normally run by cron.

       You  can  specify  many host/disk expressions, only disks that match an
       expression will be dumped. All disks are dumped if no  expressions  are

       If  the file /usr/local/etc/amanda/config/hold exists, amdump will wait
       until it is removed before starting the backups. This allows  scheduled
       backups  to  be delayed when circumstances warrant, for example, if the
       tape device is being used for some other purpose. While waiting, amdump
       checks for the hold file every minute.

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


       Here  is  a  typical crontab entry. It runs amdump every weeknight at 1
       a.m. as user bin:

       0 1 * * 1-5 bin /usr/local/sbin/amdump daily

       Please see the crontab(5) or crontab(1) manual  page  for  the  correct
       crontab format for your system.


       amdump: waiting for hold file to be removed
              The  ‘‘hold’’ file exists and amdump is waiting for it to be re-
              moved before starting backups.

       amdump: amdump or amflush is already running, or you must run amcleanup
              Amdump detected another amdump or amflush running,  or  the  re-
              mains  of  a previous incomplete amdump or amflush run. This run
              is terminated. If the problem is caused by the remains of a pre-
              vious  run, you must execute amcleanup(8) and then rerun amdump.


       James da Silva, <> : Original text

       Stefan G. Weichinger, <>, maintainer of the  AMANDA-docu-
       mentation: XML-conversion


       amanda(8), amcheck(8), amcleanup(8), amrestore(8), amflush(8), cron(8)


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