tapelist - The list of Amanda volumes in use
The tapelist file contains the list of tapes in active use. This file
is not ordinarily ordinarily edited or examined manually. Its format
may change, or it may be removed altogether, in future versions of
Amanda. It contains lines of the form:
YYYYMMDD label flags [#comment]
Where YYYYMMDD is the date the tape was written, label is a label for
the tape as written by amlabel and flags is one of "reuse" or
"no-reuse" and tells Amanda whether the tape may be reused. A
non-reusable tape will not be overwritten, even if it is older than
dumpcycle dumps. See the reuse options of amadmin(8). The optional
comment is prefixed with a ´#´ and continues to the end of the line.
Amanda will maintain this comment until the tape is overwritten. Note
that comments are not allowed on blank lines.
The file is sorted such that the most-recently used tape appears on the
first line, and the oldest tape appears on the last line.
Amdump and amflush will by default refuse to write to an unlabeled
tape, or to a labeled tape that is considered active or marked
"no-reuse". There must be more tapes in active rotation (see the
tapecycle option) than there are runs in the backup cycle (see the
dumpcycle option) to prevent overwriting a backup image that would be
needed to do a full recovery.
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