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AMLABEL(8)									       AMLABEL(8)

       amlabel - label an Amanda tape

       amlabel [-f] config label [ slot slot ]

       All  Amanda  tapes must be pre-labeled before they are used.  Amanda verifies the label in
       amdump and amflush before writing to make sure the proper tape is loaded.

       Amlabel writes an Amanda label on the tape in the device specified by the amanda.conf file
       in  /etc/amanda/config.	Label may be any string that does not contain whitespace and that
       matches the amanda.conf labelstr regular expression option.  It is up to the system admin-
       istrator to define a naming convention.

       Amlabel	appends  the new tape to the tapelist file so it will be used by Amanda before it
       reuses any other tapes.	When you amlabel multiple tapes, they will be used in  the  order
       you amlabel them.

       Amlabel	will  not  write  the  label if the tape contains an active Amanda tape or if the
       label specified is on an active tape.  The -f (force) flag bypasses these verifications.

       An optional slot may be specified after the tape label.	If a  tape  changer  is  in  use,
       amlabel will label the tape in the specified slot instead of the currently loaded tape.

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

       Write  an  Amanda label with the string "DMP000" on the tape loaded in the device named in
       the tapedev option in /etc/amanda/DailySet1/amanda.conf:

	      % amlabel DailySet1 DMP000

       Label the tape in slot 3  of  the  currently  configured  tape  changer	with  the  string

	      % amlabel DailySet1 DMP003 slot 3

       label label doesn't match labelstr "str"
	      Label  label on the command line does not match the labelstr regular expression str
	      from amanda.conf.

       label label already on a tape
	      Label label is already listed as an active Amanda tape.

       no tpchanger specified in "path", so slot command invalid
	      The command line has the slot parameter but the amanda.conf file in path	does  not
	      have a tape changer configured.

       reading label label, tape is in another amanda configuration
	      This  tape appears to be a valid Amanda tape, but label does not match labelstr for
	      this configuration so it is probably part of a different Amanda configuration.

       reading label label, tape is active
	      Tape label appears to already be part of this Amanda configuration and active, i.e.
	      has valid data on it.

       no label found, are you sure tape is non-rewinding?
	      While  checking  that  the  label  was written correctly, amlabel got an error that
	      might be caused by mis-configuring Amanda with a rewinding tape device name instead
	      of a non-rewinding device name for tape.

       James da Silva <jds@cs.umd.edu>
       University of Maryland, College Park

       amanda(8) amdump(8) amflush(8)

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