man amcleanup (Administration système) - run the AMANDA cleanup process after a failure


amcleanup - run the AMANDA cleanup process after a failure


amcleanup config


Amcleanup generates the AMANDA Mail Report and updates the AMANDA databases after a system failure on a tape server host. This cleanup process is normally done automatically as part of the amdump program, but if amdump cannot complete for some reason (usually because of a tape server host crash), amcleanup must be run some time later (usually during system boot).

See the amanda(8) man page for more details about AMANDA.


This example runs the AMANDA cleanup process by hand after a failure.

% amcleanup daily

Putting the following line in a system boot script (e.g. /etc/rc.local) runs the AMANDA cleanup process as part of the reboot, eliminating the need to run it by hand.

/usr/local/sbin/amcleanup daily

If nothing needs to be done, amcleanup exits normally with the message:

amcleanup: no unprocessed logfile to clean up.


James da Silva, <>: Original text

Stefan G. Weichinger, <>, maintainer of the AMANDA-documentation: XML-conversion