amreindex - Man Page

re-index tapes or specific dump


amreindex [--timestamp|-t timestamp] [--verbose] [-o configoption...] config

amreindex [--verbose] [--exact-match] [-o configoption...] config [hostname [ disk [ date [ hostname [...] ] ] ]]


Amreindex reindex Amanda dump images by reading them from storage volume(s) and passing it to the application for reindexing.

Amreindex works in two different ways, it can works on all dumps of a single run or for a list of specified dumps.

It reindex the dumps speficied on the command line or it reindex all dumps from the run specified by the timestamp (or latest run if no timestamp specified).

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

Not all applications support reindexing.

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


# reindex the most recent dump
amreindex MYCONFIG

# reindex all dumps of a specific run
amreindex MYCONFIG --timestamp 20121108013001

# reindex a specific dump
amreindex MYCONFIG localhost /boot 20131108013001

See Also

amanda(8), amreindex(8)

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Ian Turner <>

Zmanda, Inc. (

Referenced By


12/01/2017 Amanda 3.5.1 System Administration Commands