AMFLUSH(8)                                                          AMFLUSH(8)


       amflush - flush AMANDA backup files from holding disk to tape


       amflush [-b] [-f] [-s] [-D datestamp...] config [host [disk...]...]


       Amflush  writes  AMANDA backups from the holding disks to tape, and up-
       dates the AMANDA info database and tapelist  accordingly.  Backups  may
       stay  in  a  holding  disk when something is wrong with the tape at the
       time amdump is run. When this happens, the problem  must  be  corrected
       and amflush run by hand.


       -b     Run  amflush  in  batch mode. All datestamps are selected unless
              specified. The flush is started without confirmation.

       -f     Run amflush in foreground. Amflush normally detaches itself from
              the  tty  and  runs as a background process. With the -f option,
              amflush stays in the foreground. This is useful  if  amflush  is
              run  as  part  of another script that, for example, advances the
              tape after the flush is completed.

       -s     Write log to stdout/stderr instead of the amflush log file.  Re-
              quires the -f option.

       -D datestamp
              specify a datestamp expression you want to flush, see the ‘‘DAT-
              ESTAMP EXPRESSION’’ section of amanda(8) for a  description.  -D
              20001225-7  will flush all dumps from 25 december 2000 to 27 de-
              cember 2000.

       You can specify many host/disk expressions, only disks  that  match  an
       expression will be flushed. All disks are flushed if no expressions are
       given. see the ‘‘HOST & DISK EXPRESSION’’ section of  amanda(8)  for  a

       Amflush  will  look  in  the holding disks specified by the amanda.conf
       file in /usr/local/etc/amanda/config for any non-empty AMANDA work  di-
       rectories.  It then prompts you to select a directory or to process all
       of the directories. The work directories in the holding disks are named
       by the date at the time amdump was run, e.g. 19910215.

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


       Amflush will search for holding areas associated with the daily config-
       uration. After you select which holding area to flush,  amflush  writes
       the data to tape, updates the databases and sends a mail report similar
       to amdump(8).

       % amflush daily
       Scanning /amanda-hold...
         20001113: found AMANDA directory.
         20001114: found AMANDA directory.

       Multiple AMANDA directories, please pick one by letter:
         A. 20001113
         B. 20001114
       Select directories to flush [A..B]: [ALL] all

       Flushing dumps in 20001113, 20001114,
       today: 20001117
       to tape drive /dev/rmt/0mn.
       Expecting tape DMP014 or a new tape.  (The last dumps were to tape DMP013)
       Are you sure you want to do this? yes
       Running in background, you can log off now.
       You’ll get mail when amflush is finished.


       James da Silva, <> : Original text

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


       amanda(8), amdump(8)


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