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SYNOPSIS

       amflush  [ -b ] [ -f ] [ -s ] [ -D datestamp ]* config [ host [ disk ]*
       ]*


DESCRIPTION

       Amflush writes Amanda backups from  the  holding  disks  to  tape,  and
       updates  the  Amanda  info database and tape list accordingly.  Backups
       may stay in a holding disk when something is wrong with the tape at the
       time  amdump  is run.  When this happens, the problem must be corrected
       and amflush run by hand.


OPTIONS

       -b     Run amflush in batch mode. All  datestamp  are  selected  unless
              specified.  The flush is started without confirmation.

       -f     Run  amflush  in  foreground.   Amflush normally detaches itself
              from the tty and runs as a  background  process.   With  the  -f
              option,  amflush  stays  in  the  foreground.  This is useful if
              amflush is run as part of  another  script  that,  for  example,
              advances the tape after the flush is completed.

       -s     Write  log  to  stdout/stderr  instead  of the amflush log file.
              Require the -f option.

       -D datestamp
              specify a  datestamp expression  you  want  to  flush,  see  the
              "DATASTAMP  EXPRESSION"  section of amanda(8) for a description.
              -D 20001225-7 will flush all dump from 25 december  2000  to  27
              december 2000.

       You  can  specify  many host/disk expressions, only disks that match an
       expression will be flushed. All disk are flushed if no  expression  are
       given.  see  the  "HOST  &  DISK EXPRESSION" section of amanda(8) for a
       description.

       Amflush will look in the holding disks  specified  by  the  amanda.conf
       file  in  /etc/amanda/config for any non-empty Amanda work directories.
       It then prompts you to select a directory or  to  process  all  of  the
       directories.   The  work  directories in the holding disks are named by
       the date at the time amdump was run, e.g. 19910215.

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


EXAMPLE

       Amflush will search for holding areas associated with the PUCC configu-
       ration.   After  you select which holding area to flush, amflush writes
       the data to tape, updates the databases and sends a mail report similar
       to amdump(8).

              % amflush DailySet1
              Scanning /amanda-hold...
                20001113: found Amanda directory.
                20001114: found Amanda directory.

              Multiple Amanda directories, please pick one by letter:
              You’ll get mail when amflush is finished.


AUTHOR

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


SEE ALSO

       amanda(8), amdump(8)

                                                                    AMFLUSH(8)

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