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NAME

       amrmtape - remove a tape from the Amanda database

SYNOPSIS

       amrmtape [--changer changer-name] [--cleanup] [--dryrun] [-n] [--erase]
                [--keep-label] [--quiet] [-q] [--verbose] [-v] config label

DESCRIPTION

       Amrmtape invalidates the contents of an existing backup tape in the
       configuration database. This is meant as a recovery mechanism when a
       good backup is damaged either by faulty hardware or user error, e.g.
       the tape is eaten by the drive or is overwritten.

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

OPTIONS

       --changer changer-name
           Specify which changer to use when erasing label

       --cleanup
           Remove logs and indexes associated with label. Otherwise, they┬┤ll
           remain until the next run of amdump.

       --dryrun, -n
           Generate new tapelist(5) and database files with label removed, but
           leave them in /tmp and do not update the original copies.

       --erase
           Attempt to erase the data contained on the volume with the given
           label. This requires that Amanda be able to find that volume using
           the tape changer. Erasure is not supported by all Amanda devices,
           and the erasure is not "secure" in the sense that the data can most
           likely be recovered by someone with the right tools.

       --keep-label
           Do not remove label from the tapelist.

       --verbose, -v
           List backups of hosts and disks that are being discarded. Enabled
           by default.

       --quiet, -q
           Opposite of -v.

EXAMPLE

       Remove tape labeled DAILY034 from the DailySet1 configuration.
       # amrmtape DailySet1 DAILY034

SEE ALSO

       amanda(8), amadmin(8)

       The Amanda Wiki: : http://wiki.zmanda.com/

AUTHORS

       Adrian T. Filipi-Martin <atf3r@cs.virginia.edu>

       Stefan G. Weichinger <sgw@amanda.org>