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       cartis - Administration of the cartridge numbers.


       cartis <number>
       cartis -i <ins-cart> <ins-file> [-S <cartset>]


       The  first  form  of  this  command is used to give the backup server a
       hint, which cartridge number is currently placed inside  the  streamer.
       If  the  tape  has  a valid afbackup label, then it is not necessary to
       tell the server, what tape is in the drive, cause it will try  to  read
       and  evaluate  it.  If the tape is not labeled (e.g. if it has not been
       used before), the server has no chance to find out the number and  must
       maintain  it’s  own information about it. The server will automatically
       label new tapes, if they don’t already have a  valid  label,  the  next
       time,  a  write  operation  is attempted on the tape. By issuing cartis
       after inserting an unlabeled tape you tell the  server,  what  tape  it
       should  become. If you are not initially starting with cartridge number
       1 and an unlabeled tape, you have to enter this command  at  least  one

       The  second  form  instructs  the  server to write the next backup data
       stream to cartridge number <ins-cart>, starting at  file  number  <ins-
       file>.   This  is  useful,  if for some reason you want to take out the
       cartridge which is  currently  inside  the  drive  and  continue  on  a
       different tape or at the beginning of the tape you have put in instead.
       Note, that it usually causes problems, if you try to write  at  a  tape
       position,  that  is  not  at  the  end  of the last file, that has been
       written to tape. So set the <ins-file> number only to a value different
       from 1, if you really know, that this is the end of the used tape area.
       In other words, if n files are on tape, set <ins-file> to  n+1.  So  if
       you  don’t know n, you’re better off starting to write at the beginning
       of a new tape entering the appropriate cartis-command.   To  find  out,
       what  the  server  is thinking, which cartridge is currently inside the
       drive, you can give the command afclient  -q  on  any  client.  If  the
       value,  that  is printed out, does not reflect the reality, you have to
       inform the backup server about this fact via this command entering both
       forms  of  this  command. The first form with the real cartridge number
       and the second one with the next cartridge  number  and  a  1  as  file
       number.  Then the next backup goes to the next cartridge.  You may also
       set the next backup writing position to the current file number on  the
       correct  cartridge. To find out, where the server side intents to write
       the next backup, enter the command afclient -Q on any client.

       It makes sense to check the consistency  from  time  to  time,  if  the
       backup server has the right idea of the current cartridge.

       -S <cartset>
              The  cartridge  set  to  use, where <cartset> is the number of a
              valid cartridge set on the server side. Default is 1


              Some internal state information of the server.

              The directory for logging the server actions.


       afclientconfig(8), xafclientconfig(8), full_backup(8),  incr_backup(8),
       afverify(8),     afrestore(8),     xafrestore(8),    update_indexes(8),
       copy_tape(8),     afclient.conf(8),     afserver(8),      afmserver(8),
       afserver.conf(8), tar(1)


       afbackup  was  written  by Albert Fluegel ( This manpage was
       extracted  from  the  text  docs  by  Christian  Meder  (meder@isr.uni-