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AMRECOVER(8)				   AMANDA INDEX 			     AMRECOVER(8)

NAME
       amrecover - Amanda index database browser

SYNOPSIS
       amrecover [ [ -C ] config ] [ -s index-server ] [ -t tape-server ] [ -d tape-device ]

DESCRIPTION
       Amrecover  browses  the	database  of  Amanda index files to determine which tapes contain
       files to recover.  Furthermore, it is able to recover files.

       In order to restore files in place, you must invoke amrecover from the root of the  backed
       up  filesystem,	or  use  lcd to move into that directory, otherwise a directory tree that
       resembles the backed up filesystem will be created in  the  current  directory.	 See  the
       examples below for details.

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

OPTIONS
       [ -C ] config
	      Amanda configuration (default: DailySet1).

       -s index-server
	      Host that runs the index daemon (default: localhost).

       -t tape-server
	      Host that runs the tape server daemon (default: localhost).

       -d tape-device
	      Tape device to use on the tape server host (default: /dev/null).

COMMANDS
       Amrecover  connects to the index server and then presents a command line prompt.  Usage is
       similar to an ftp client.  The GNU readline library is used to provide command  line  his-
       tory and editing if it was built in to amrecover.

       The  purpose  of  browsing  the	database  is  to  build  up a restore list of files to be
       extracted from the backup system.  The following commands are available:

       sethost hostname
	      Specifies which host to look at backup files for (default: the local host).

       setdate YYYY-MM-DD
	      Set the date (default: today).  File listing commands only  return  information  on
	      backup  images for this day, for the day before with the next lower dump level, and
	      so on, until the most recent level 0 backup on or  before  the  specified  date  is
	      encountered.

	      For example, if:

		     1996-07-01 was a level 0 backup
		     1996-07-02 through 1996-07-05 were level 1 backups
		     1996-07-06 through 1997-07-08 were level 2 backups

	      then  if	1997-07-08  is the requested date, files from the following days would be
	      used:

		     1997-07-08 (the latest level 2 backup)
		     1997-07-05 (the latest level 1 backup)
		     1997-07-01 (the latest level 0 backup)

	      Only the most recent version of a file will be presented.

	      The following abbreviated date specifications are accepted:

		     --MM-DD
			    dates in the current year

		     ---DD  dates in the current month of the current year

       setdisk diskname [ mountpoint ]
	      Specifies which disk to consider (default: the disk holding the  working	directory
	      where  amrecover	is  started).	It  can  only  be  set after the host is set with
	      sethost.	Diskname is the device name specified in the amanda.conf or disklist con-
	      figuration  file.  The disk must be local to the host.  If mountpoint is not speci-
	      fied, all pathnames will be relative to the (unknown) mount point instead  of  full
	      pathnames.

       listdisk [diskdevice]
	      List all diskname

       settape [[server]:][tapedev|default]
	      Specifies the host to use as the tape server, and which of its tape devices to use.
	      If the server is omitted, but the colon is not, the server name reverts  to  local-
	      host,  the  configure-time  default.   If  the  tape  device is omitted, it remains
	      unchanged.  To use the default tape device selected by the tape  server,	the  word
	      default  must  be  specified.   If  no argument is specified, or the argument is an
	      empty string, no changes occur, and the current settings are displayed.

	      If you need to change the protocol (tape:, rait:, file:, null:) then you must spec-
	      ify the hostname.

		     settape localhost:file:/file1

	      You can change the tape device when amrecover ask you to load the tape:

		     Load tape DMP014 now
		     Continue? [Y/n/t]: t
		     Tape device: server2:/dev/nst2
		     Continue? [Y/n/t]: Y
		     Using tape /dev/nst2 from server server2.

       setmode mode
	      Set  the	extraction mode for Samba shares.  If mode is smb, shares are sent to the
	      Samba server to be restored back onto the PC.  If mode is tar, they  are	extracted
	      on the local machine the same way tar volumes are extracted.

       mode   Displays the extracting mode for Samba shares.

       history
	      Show  the  backup  history  of the current host and disk.  Dates, levels, tapes and
	      file position on tape of each backup are displayed.

       pwd    Display the name of the current backup working directory.

       cd dir Change the backup working directory to dir.  If the mount point was specified  with
	      setdisk,	this  can  be a full pathname or it can be relative to the current backup
	      working directory.  If the mount point was not specified, paths are relative to the
	      mount  point  if	they  start  with "/", otherwise they are relative to the current
	      backup working directory.  The dir can be a shell style wildcards.

       cdx dir
	      Like the cd command but allow regular expression.

       lpwd   Display the amrecover working directory.	Files will be restored under this  direc-
	      tory, relative to the backed up filesystem.

       lcd path
	      Change the amrecover working directory to path.

       ls     List  the contents of the current backup working directory.  See the description of
	      the setdate command for how the view of the directory is built up.  The backup date
	      is shown for each file.

       add item1 [ item2 ... ]
	      Add  the	specified  files  or directories to the restore list.  Each item may have
	      shell style wildcards.

       addx item1 [ item2 ... ]
	      Add the specified files or directories to the restore list.  Each  item  may  be	a
	      regular expression.

       delete item1 [ item2 ... ]
	      Delete  the  specified  files  or directories from the restore list.  Each item may
	      have shell style wildcards.

       deletex item1 [ item2 ... ]
	      Delete the specified files or directories from the restore list.	Each item may  be
	      a regular expression.

       list [ file ]
	      Display the contents of the restore list.  If a file name is specified, the restore
	      list is written to that file.  This can be used to manually extract the files  from
	      the Amanda tapes with amrestore.

       clear  Clear the restore list.

       quit   Close the connection to the index server and exit.

       exit   Close the connection to the index server and exit.

       extract
	      Start  the  extract sequence (see the examples below).  Make sure the local working
	      directory is the root of the backed up filesystem, or another directory  that  will
	      behave  like  that.   Use  lpwd  to display the local working directory, and lcd to
	      change it.

       help   Display a brief list of these commands.

EXAMPLES
       The following shows the recovery of an old syslog file.

	      # cd /var/log
	      # ls -l syslog.7
	      syslog.7: No such file or directory
	      # amrecover
	      AMRECOVER Version 2.4.2. Contacting server on localhost ...
	      220 localhost AMANDA index server (2.4.2) ready.
	      Setting restore date to today (1997-12-09)
	      200 Working date set to 1997-12-09.
	      200 Config set to DailySet1.
	      200 Dump host set to this-host.some.org.
	      $CWD '/var/log' is on disk '/var' mounted at '/var'.
	      200 Disk set to /var.
	      /var/log
	      WARNING: not on root of selected filesystem, check man-page!
	      amrecover> ls
	      1997-12-09 daemon.log
	      1997-12-09 syslog
	      1997-12-08 authlog
	      1997-12-08 sysidconfig.log
	      1997-12-08 syslog.0
	      1997-12-08 syslog.1
	      1997-12-08 syslog.2
	      1997-12-08 syslog.3
	      1997-12-08 syslog.4
	      1997-12-08 syslog.5
	      1997-12-08 syslog.6
	      1997-12-08 syslog.7
	      amrecover> add syslog.7
	      Added /log/syslog.7
	      amrecover> lpwd
	      /var/log
	      amrecover> lcd ..
	      /var
	      amrecover> extract

	      Extracting files using tape drive /dev/null on host localhost

	      The following tapes are needed: DMP014

	      Restoring files into directory /var
	      Continue? [Y/n]: y

	      Load tape DMP014 now
	      Continue? [Y/n/t]: y
	      set owner/mode for '.'? [yn] n
	      amrecover> quit
	      200 Good bye.
	      # ls -l syslog.7
	      total 26
	      -rw-r--r--   1 root     other	 12678 Oct 14 16:36 syslog.7

       If you do not want to overwrite existing files, create a  subdirectory  to  run	amrecover
       from and then move the restored files afterward.

	      # cd /var
	      # (umask 077 ; mkdir .restore)
	      # cd .restore
	      # amrecover
	      AMRECOVER Version 2.4.2. Contacting server on localhost ...
	      ...
	      amrecover> cd log
	      /var/log
	      amrecover> ls
	      ...
	      amrecover> add syslog.7
	      Added /log/syslog.7
	      amrecover> lpwd
	      /var/.restore
	      amrecover> extract

	      Extracting files using tape drive /dev/null on host localhost
	      ...
	      amrecover> quit
	      200 Good bye.
	      # mv -i log/syslog.7 ../log/syslog.7-restored
	      # cd ..
	      # rm -fr .restore

       If you need to run amrestore by hand instead of letting amrecover control it, use the list
       command after browsing to display the needed tapes.

	      # cd /var/log
	      # amrecover
	      AMRECOVER Version 2.4.2. Contacting server on localhost ...
	      ...
	      amrecover> ls
	      ...
	      amrecover> add syslog syslog.6 syslog.7
	      Added /log/syslog
	      Added /log/syslog.6
	      Added /log/syslog.7
	      amrecover> list
	      TAPE DMP014 LEVEL 0 DATE 1997-12-08
		      /log/syslog.7
		      /log/syslog.6
	      TAPE DMP015 LEVEL 1 DATE 1997-12-09
		      /log/syslog
	      amrecover> quit

       The history command shows each tape that has a backup of the current disk along	with  the
       date  of  the  backup,  the  level, the tape label and the file position on the tape.  All
       active tapes are listed, not just back to the most recent full dump.

       Tape file position zero is a label.  The first backup image is in file position one.

	      # cd /var/log
	      # amrecover
	      AMRECOVER Version 2.4.2. Contacting server on localhost ...
	      ...
	      amrecover> history
	      200- Dump history for config "DailySet1" host "this-host.some.org" disk "/var"
	      201- 1997-12-09 1 DMP015 9
	      201- 1997-12-08 1 DMP014 11
	      201- 1997-12-07 0 DMP013 22
	      201- 1997-12-06 1 DMP012 16
	      201- 1997-12-05 1 DMP011 9
	      201- 1997-12-04 0 DMP010 11
	      201- 1997-12-03 1 DMP009 7
	      201- 1997-12-02 1 DMP008 7
	      201- 1997-12-01 1 DMP007 9
	      201- 1997-11-30 1 DMP006 6
	      ...
	      amrecover> quit

ENVIRONMENT
       PAGER
	      The ls and list commands will use $PAGER to display the file  lists.   Defaults  to
	      more if PAGER is not set.

AUTHOR
       Alan M. McIvor <alan@kauri.auck.irl.cri.nz>

SEE ALSO
       amanda(8), amrestore(8), readline(3)

Alan M. McIvor				 29 November 1996			     AMRECOVER(8)
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