ammt (8) - Linux Man Pages
ammt: Amanda version of mt
ammt - Amanda version of mt
- ammt [-d] [-f | -t | device] command [count]
Ammt also provides access to the Amanda output drivers that support various tape simulations.
- Turn on debugging output.
- Access tape device device. If not specified, the TAPE environment variable is used.
- Same as -f.
- Which command to issue, and an optional count of operations.
Each command may be abbreviated to whatever length makes it unique.
- Write count (default: 1) end of file marks (tapemarks).
- Skip forward count (default: 1) files.
- Skip backward count (default: 1) files.
- Position to file number count (default: 0) where zero is beginning of tape. This is the same as a rewind followed by a fsf count.
- Rewind to beginning of tape.
- Rewind to beginning of tape and unload the tape from the drive.
Report status information about the drive. Which data reported, and what it means, depends on the underlying operating system, and may include:
- Indicates the drive is online and ready.
- Indicates the drive is offline or not ready.
- Indicates the drive is at beginning of tape.
- Indicates the drive is at end of tape.
- Indicates the tape is write protected.
- Device status.
- Error register.
- Current tape file number.
- Current tape block number file.
Marc Mengel <mengel [at] fnal.gov>, John R. Jackson <jrj [at] purdue.edu>: Original text