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.
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-
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
% amflush daily
20001113: found AMANDA directory.
20001114: found AMANDA directory.
Multiple AMANDA directories, please pick one by letter:
Select directories to flush [A..B]: [ALL] all
Flushing dumps in 20001113, 20001114,
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, <firstname.lastname@example.org> : Original text
Stefan G. Weichinger, <email@example.com>, maintainer of the AMANDA-docu-
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