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AMVAULT(8)		System Administration Commands		    AMVAULT(8)

       amvault - Copy Amanda dumps from one volume to another

       amvault [-o configoption]... config src-run-timestamp dst-changer

       This application is not yet in its final form, and is subject to major
       revision in subsequent versions of Amanda. Backward compatibility is
       not guaranteed.

       The significant limitations of this version of amvault are: tapetypes
       for secondary and tertiary volumes much match (including length and
       device_properties); tertiary volumes must be blank (manual erasure is
       required to re-use tertiary media; restore/recover operations will
       request tertiary media by label when dumpfiles are not found on
       secondary media, but there is no provision to automatically fetch such
       media from a different changer; and all dumpfiles on a secondary volume
       are moved to tertiary media - there is no provision to filter dumps.

       Feedback on and patches to this application are invited and encouraged!

       Amvault Copies data from the run with timestamp src-run-timestamp onto
       volumes using the changer dst-changer, labeling new volumes with
       label-template. If src-run-timestamp is "latest", then the most recent
       amdump or amflush run will be used.

       In a vaulting operation, the source media is referred to as "secondary
       media", while the destination is referred to as "tertiary media".

       Each source volume will be copied to a new destination volume; no
       re-assembly or splitting will be performed. Destination volumes must be
       at least as large as the source volumes.

       The changer parameter should specify the name of a changer defined in
       amanda.conf(5). For example:

       define changer vaulting_tape {
	   tapedev "/dev/rmt/1n"
	   tpchanger "chg-zd-mtx"
	   changerdev "/dev/sg0"
	   changerfile "vaulting-changer.conf"

       The label template functions identically to the label-new-tapes
       parameter in amanda.conf(5).


       Dustin J. Mitchell <>
	   Zmanda, Inc. (

Amanda 2.6.1p2			  11/05/2009			    AMVAULT(8)

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