AMCHECKDUMP(8) System Administration Commands AMCHECKDUMP(8)

NAME amcheckdump - check the results of an Amanda dump

SYNOPSIS amcheckdump config [--timestamp|-t timestamp] [-o configoption]...

DESCRIPTION Amcheckdump verifies Amanda dump images by reading them from storage volume(s) and verifying that the images can be parsed by the appropriate application (if available). For example, a GNUTAR image is passed to GNU Tar for parsing, and any errors (e.g., corrupt or missing data) are noted.

The application runs on the most recent dump or, if --timestamp is specified, on the most recent dump with that timestamp. Note that the verification is local to the Amanda server; if the dump application is not available, or is configured differently on the server than on the client, then the verification will most likely fail.

If a changer is available, it is used to load the required tapes. Otherwise, the application interactively requests the tapes.

See the "CONFIGURATION OVERRIDE" section in amanda(8) for information on the -o option.

EXAMPLE # check the most recent dump amcheckdump MYCONFIG

# check a specific dump from back in ´78 amcheckdump MYCONFIG --timestamp 19780615

SEE ALSO amanda(8), :

AUTHOR Ian Turner <> Zmanda, Inc. (

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