ammt - AMANDA version of mt
ammt [-d] [-f | -t | device] command [count]
Ammt provides just enough of the standard UNIX mt command for the needs
of AMANDA. This is handy when doing a full restore and the standard mt
program has not yet been found.
Ammt also provides access to the AMANDA output drivers that support
various tape simulations.
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
-d Turn on debugging output.
Access tape device device. If not specified, the TAPE environ-
ment variable is used.
Same as -f.
Which command to issue, and an optional count of operations.
Each command may be abbreviated to whatever length makes it unique.
Write count (default: 1) end of file marks (tapemarks).
Skip forward count (default: 1) files.
Skip backward count (default: 1) files.
Position to file number count (default: 0) where zero is begin-
ning of tape. This is the same as a rewind followed by a fsf
rewind Rewind to beginning of tape.
Rewind to beginning of tape and unload the tape from the drive.
status Report status information about the drive. Which data reported,
and what it means, depends on the underlying operating system,
and may include:
ONLINE Indicates the drive is online and ready.
Indicates the drive is offline or not ready.
BOT Indicates the drive is at beginning of tape.
EOT Indicates the drive is at end of tape.
Indicates the tape is write protected.
ds Device status.
er Error register.
fileno Current tape file number.
blkno Current tape block number file.
Many systems only report good data when a tape is in the drive
Marc Mengel <firstname.lastname@example.org>, John R. Jackson <email@example.com>: Origi-
Stefan G. Weichinger, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, maintainer of the AMANDA-docu-
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