amflush - flush Amanda backup files from holding disk to tape
amflush [ -f ] [ -D datestamp ]* config [ host [ disk ]* ]*
Amflush writes Amanda backups from the holding disks to tape, and updates the Amanda info
database and tape list 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.
-D datestamp specify a datestamp expression you want to flush, see the "DATASTAMP EXPRES-
SION" section of amanda(8) for a description. -D 20001225-7 will flush all dump from 25
december 2000 to 27 december 2000.
You can specify many host/disk expressions, only disks that match an expression will be
flushed. All disk are flushed if no expression are given. see the "HOST & DISK EXPRESSION"
section of amanda(8) for a description.
Amflush will look in the holding disks specified by the amanda.conf file in
/etc/amanda/config for any non-empty Amanda work directories. 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.
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.
See the amanda(8) man page for more details about Amanda.
Amflush will search for holding areas associated with the PUCC configuration. 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 DailySet1
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 <email@example.com>
University of Maryland, College Park