Hello All,

I have configured amanda with virtual tapes. My configuration is:

# a filesystem is due for a full backup once every day
dumpcycle 0 days # the number of days in the OS_BACKUP dump cycle
tapecycle 15 tapes # the number of tapes in rotation


tpchanger "chg-disk"
changerfile "/etc/amanda/OS_BACKUP/changer"
tapedev "file:/backups/OS_BACKUP/slots" # Linux @ tuck, important: norewinding

indexdir "/var/log/amanda/OS_BACKUP/index"
logdir "/var/log/amanda/OS_BACKUP/"
infofile "/var/log/amanda/OS_BACKUP/curinfo"

tapetype HARD-DISK # what kind of tape it is (see tapetypes below)

define tapetype HARD-DISK {
comment "Backup to HD"
length 3072 mbytes
}

define dumptype root-tar {
comment "example dumptype"
compress client fast
program "GNUTAR"
strategy standard
priority high
}

usetimestamps yes

holdingdisk hd1 {
comment "main holding disk"
directory "/backups/hold" # where the holding disk is
use 290 Mb # how much space can we use on it
# a non-positive value means:
# use all space but that value
chunksize 1Gb # size of chunk if you want big dump to be
# dumped on multiple files on holding disks
# N Kb/Mb/Gb split images in chunks of size N
# The maximum value should be
# (MAX_FILE_SIZE - 1Mb)
# 0 same as INT_MAX bytes
}


amdump OS_BACKUP under amanda, my log looks like:

DISK planner test /
START planner date 20111018072339
START driver date 20111018072339
STATS driver hostname test
STATS driver startup time 0.005
ERROR taper no-tape [No writable valid tape found]
WARNING taper slot 6: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper slot 7: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper slot 8: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper slot 9: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper slot 10: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper slot 11: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper slot 12: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper slot 13: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper slot 14: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper slot 15: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper slot 1: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper slot 2: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper slot 3: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper slot 4: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper slot 5: not an amanda tape (Read 0 bytes)
WARNING taper changer problem: 5 file:/backups/OS_BACKUP/slots
FINISH planner date 20111018072339 time 0.539
SUCCESS dumper test / 20111018072339 1 [sec 0.272 kb 415 kps 1524.5 orig-kb 3380]
SUCCESS chunker test / 20111018072339 1 [sec 0.276 kb 415 kps 1614.1]
STATS driver estimate test / 20111018072339 1 [sec 4 nkb 3402 ckb 448 kps 83]
FINISH driver date 20111018072339 time 1.825

list of the slots

ls -l /backups/OS_BACKUP/
total 8
-rw------- 1 amanda disk 15 Oct 16 23:45 info
drwxrwxr-x 27 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slots

ls -l /backups/OS_BACKUP/slots
total 104
lrwxrwxrwx 1 amanda disk 30 Oct 18 07:23 data -> /backups/OS_BACKUP/slots/slot5
-rwxrwxr-x 1 amanda disk 15 Oct 18 07:26 info
drwxrwxr-x 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:01 slot1
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot10
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot11
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot12
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot13
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot14
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot15
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot16
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot17
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot18
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot19
drwxrwxr-x 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:01 slot2
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot20
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot21
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot22
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot23
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot24
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot25
drwxrwxr-x 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 16 23:45 slot3
drwxrwxr-x 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 16 23:45 slot4
drwxrwxr-x 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 16 23:45 slot5
drwxrwxr-x 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 16 23:45 slot6
drwxrwxr-x 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 16 23:45 slot7
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot8
drwxr-x--- 2 amanda disk 4096 Oct 18 07:23 slot9

and

/usr/sbin/ammt -f file:/backups/OS_BACKUP/slots status
file:/backups/OS_BACKUP/slots status: ONLINE


could somebody tell me where could a problem?


Thanks

Jozef