I have setup Amanda to make backups. It seems to be backing up without any problems. I am also able to restore with no problems. The question I have is that when it backs up, I see the light on the backup drive working away as it should, but when I do a restore, the light does not come on even though it restores successfully. It is setup to use a holding disk (diskdir) at /var/tmp/amanda and the disksize is set to 2 GB. If the light is not coming on during a restore, that tells me that the backup may be pulling it from the holding disk. Is this normal? I would think it would pull it from the tape itself. What is the purpose of the holding disk? If it is not necessary, how do I eliminate it altogether?