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February 8th, 2011, 11:06 PM
Hi all,

i encounter an error while following the direction from "www.zmanda.com/quick-backup-setup.html"

i cannot execute the "test the virtual tape setup"

-bash-3.00$ ammt -f file:/space/vtapes/DailySet1/slots status
status: ONLINE

it return : ammt : command not found

tried to skip that step and continue with

bash-3.00$ for ((i=1; $i<=9;i++)); do amlabel DailySet1 DailySet1-0$i slot $i; done

but return an error : "error reading volume label" can't open tape device /de/your-tape-device here: no such file or directory.

the directory is there, and i follow each step from the link.

please help,....thank you everyone in advance.

February 9th, 2011, 10:32 AM
Which version of Amanda are you using? ammt is not available in 3.x versions. It has been deprecated.

Please check your amanda.conf. Replace "/dev/your-tape-device here" by the tape
device name

February 9th, 2011, 11:04 PM

thank you for u'r reply. i used the latest 3.2.1 on linux REHL 5.4

February 9th, 2011, 11:20 PM
i change it into null

is this ok ?

thank you again

February 9th, 2011, 11:33 PM
Owww, my mistake sorry....now i understand i have not define the tape and media to save the back up, forgive me. :D

i'll try to fix it.....i'll get back again if i got other question....

sorry and thank you....