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Bacula's Tape interface test program.

26 November 2009
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btape - Bacula's Tape interface test program


btape [options] device-name


This manual page documents briefly the btape command.


A summary of options is included below. -? Show summary of options and commands. -b bootstrap Specify a bootstrap file. -c config Specify configuration file. -d nn Set debug level to nn. -p Proceed inspite of I/O errors. -s No signals (for debugging). -v Set verbose mode.


autochanger test autochanger bsf backspace file bsr backspace record cap list device capabilities clear clear tape errors eod go to end of Bacula data for append eom go to the physical end of medium fill fill tape, write onto second volume unfill read filled tape fsf forward space a file fsr forward space a record help print this reference label write a Bacula label to the tape load load a tape quit quit btape rawfill use write() to fill tape readlabel read and print the Bacula tape label rectest test record handling functions rewind rewind the tape scan read() tape block by block to EOT and report scanblocks Bacula read block by block to EOT and report status print tape status test General test Bacula tape functions weof write an EOF on the tape wr write a single Bacula block rr read a single record rb read a single bacula block qfill quick fill command


bscan(1), bextract(1).


This manual page was written by Jose Luis Tallon <>.
This man page document is released under the BSD 2-Clause license.
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