amlabel - label an Amanda tape
amlabel config label [slot slot] [-f] [--version]
This command applies a label to an Amanda volume, erasing the volume in
Amanda uses labels to identify volumes: amdump(8) and amflush(8) verify
the label before writing to make sure the proper volume is loaded, and
the recovery programs use the label to ensure they are reading the data
If no [slot] is given, then amlabel labels the tape in the current slot
of the default changer. If a slot is given, it labels the volume in
that slot. Label may be any string that does not contain whitespace
and that matches the labelstr (see amanda.conf(5)).
This command also appends the new volume to the tapelist(5) file, so
that they will be used in the order they are labeled (depending on the
taperscan in use — see amanda-taperscan(7)).
As a precaution, amlabel will not write a label if the volume already
contains an active label or if the label specified is on an active
tape. The [-f] (force) flag bypasses these verifications.
Force the label operation; see above
Output version information
See the "CONFIGURATION OVERRIDE" section in amanda(8).
Write an Amanda label with the string "DMP000" on the current volume:
% amlabel daily DMP000
Label the tape in slot 3 of the changer with the label "DMP003":
% amlabel daily DMP003 slot 3
Label ´label´ doesn´t match labelstr ´labelstr´
The given label does not match the configured labelstr. Even with
-f, this is an error.
Label ´label´ already on a volume
The given label is already on another volume in the tapelist, and
Amanda will not write it to this volume unless forced.
Found label ´label´, but it is not from configuration config.
The label amlabel found on the volume does not match this
configuration´s labelstr, so it is probably part of a different
Amanda configuration. Amanda will not overwrite the label unless it
Volume with label ´label´ contains data from this configuration.
The label amlabel found on the volume still has valid data on it
and Amanda will not overwrite it unless forced. Note that this does
not distinguish between active and inactive volumes.
amanda(8), amanda.conf(5), tapelist(5), amanda-taperscan(7), amdump(8),
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