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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 catalogue of the backup. The catalogue itself
is discarded. Only the success 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
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 is used.
The runtapes configuration parameter determines how many tapes are processed unless it is
specified on the command line.
See the amanda(8) man page for more details about Amanda.
Axel Zinser <email@example.com>
amrestore(8), amanda(8), amverifyrun(8)
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