amverify - check an Amanda tape for errors
amverify config [slot [runtapes]]
Amverify reads an Amanda format tape and makes sure each backup image
can be processed by amrestore and, if possible, the appropriate restore
program (e.g. tar).
Amverify runs amrestore on each file of the tape and pipes the output
to a restore program (if available) with an option to create a cata-
logue of the backup. The catalogue itself is discarded. Only the suc-
cess or failure of the operation itself is reported.
If the backup image cannot be processed by the restore program, e.g. if
it was written on a different operating system, the image is sent
through dd to /dev/null. This still determines if the tape is readable,
but does not do any internal consistency check on the image.
If config is set up to use a tape changer, the slot argument may be
used to choose the first tape to process. Otherwise, the current slot
The runtapes configuration parameter determines how many tapes are pro-
cessed unless it is specified on the command line.
See the amanda(8) man page for more details about Amanda.
Axel Zinser <email@example.com> : Original text
Stefan G. Weichinger, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, maintainer of the AMANDA-docu-
amrestore(8), amanda(8), amverifyrun(8)
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