amdd



AMDD(8)                                                                AMDD(8)




NAME

       amdd - AMANDA version of dd


SYNOPSIS

       amdd [-d] [if=input] [of=output] [bs=blocksize] [skip=count]
            [count=count]



DESCRIPTION

       Amdd provides just enough of the standard UNIX dd command for the needs
       of  AMANDA. This is handy when doing a full restore and the standard dd
       program has not yet been found.


       Amdd also provides access to the AMANDA  output  drivers  that  support
       various  tape simulations. This may be used for debugging or to convert
       from one format to another.


       See the amanda(8) man page for more details about AMANDA. See the  OUT-
       PUT  DRIVERS  section  of  amanda(8) for more information on the AMANDA
       output drivers.



OPTIONS

       -d     Turn on debugging output.


       -llength
              Set the output length. If the output driver  limits  the  output
              size, this controls when end of tape will be simulated.

              Length may have a multiplier suffix:



              k -> 1024 (Kilobytes)
              b -> 512 (Blocks)
              M -> 1024*1024 (Megabytes)

              The default is no multiplier (bytes).


       if=input
              Input to dd. Default is stdin.


       of=output
              Where to send the output of dd. Default is stdout.


       bs=blocksize
              Size of each record. Input records smaller than this will not be
              padded. Output records will be the same size as the  correspond-
              ing input record. Default is 512 bytes.

              Blocksize may have a multiplier suffix:



              k -> 1024 (Kilobytes)
              b -> 512 (Blocks)
              M -> 1024*1024 (Megabytes)

              The default is no multiplier (bytes).


       count=count
              Number  of  records to copy. Default is all records until end of
              file.


       skip=count
              Number of records to skip before copying input  to  output.  De-
              fault is zero.



AUTHOR

       Marc Mengel <mengel@fnal.gov>, John R. Jackson <jrj@purdue.edu> : Orig-
       inal text


       Stefan G. Weichinger, <sgw@amanda.org>, maintainer of the  AMANDA-docu-
       mentation: XML-conversion



SEE ALSO

       amanda(8)




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