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       amlabel [-f] config label [ slot slot ]


       All Amanda tapes must be pre-labeled before they are used.  Amanda ver-
       ifies the label in amdump and amflush before writing to make  sure  the
       proper tape is loaded.

       Amlabel  writes  an Amanda label on the tape in the device specified by
       the amanda.conf file in /etc/amanda/config.  Label may  be  any  string
       that  does  not  contain  whitespace  and  that matches the amanda.conf
       labelstr regular expression option.  It is up to the system administra-
       tor to define a naming convention.

       Amlabel appends the new tape to the tapelist file so it will be used by
       Amanda before it reuses any other tapes.   When  you  amlabel  multiple
       tapes, they will be used in the order you amlabel them.

       Amlabel  will not write the label if the tape contains an active Amanda
       tape or if the label specified is on an active tape.   The  -f  (force)
       flag bypasses these verifications.

       An  optional  slot  may  be  specified after the tape label.  If a tape
       changer is in use, amlabel will label the tape in  the  specified  slot
       instead of the currently loaded tape.

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


       Write  an  Amanda  label with the string "DMP000" on the tape loaded in
       the  device  named  in  the  tapedev   option   in   /etc/amanda/Daily-

              % amlabel DailySet1 DMP000

       Label  the tape in slot 3 of the currently configured tape changer with
       the string "DMP003":

              % amlabel DailySet1 DMP003 slot 3


       label label doesn’t match labelstr "str"
              Label label on the command line does not match the labelstr reg-
              ular expression str from amanda.conf.

       label label already on a tape
              Label label is already listed as an active Amanda tape.

       no tpchanger specified in "path", so slot command invalid
              The command line has the slot parameter but the amanda.conf file
              in path does not have a tape changer configured.

       reading label label, tape is in another amanda configuration
              This tape appears to be a valid Amanda tape, but label does  not
              match  labelstr for this configuration so it is probably part of
              a different Amanda configuration.


       James da Silva <>
       University of Maryland, College Park


       amanda(8) amdump(8) amflush(8)


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