amaddclient






amaddclient − program to add client to an existing Amanda
configuration

amaddclient −−config config ||
 −−client client name ||
 −−diskdev directory to backup [−−m] [−−dumptype string]
[−−includefile string] [−−includelist string]
[−−excludefile string] [−−excludelist string]
[−−user string] [−−auth string] [−−gnutar_list_dir string]
[−−amandates string] [−−no−client−update] [−−batch] [−−help]



     After Amanda rpms are successfully installed and
amserverconfig is run, amaddclient will add client to the
Amanda configuration.  amaddclient create or update Amanda
disklist(5) file and create or update
/var/lib/amanda/.amandahosts file on the server.

     If −−no−client−update is not specified, amaddclient
will attempt to update or create
/var/lib/amanda/.amandahost, amanda−client.conf and
gnutar−lists on the client. (See ssh−keygen(1) and
ssh−add(1) for detail.)

     amaddclient must be run by user amandabackup.

     −−config, −−client and −−diskdev must be specified.




     Options may be abbreviated, as long as the abbreviation
     is not ambiguous. Option argument can either separated
     by '=' or a space.  Example: −−conf=v253, −−client
     client8.zmanda.com

     −−config config
     Amanda configuration which this program will add the
     client to.

     −−client client
     The name of the client machine to add. FQDN name
     recommended.

     −−diskdev diskdev
     Directory for this Amanda configuration to backup.

     −−m
     Modify existing entry in the disklist(5) file.

     Note: if disklist(5) file has been modified manually,
     this option might not work.










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     −−dumptype dumptype
     dumptype to use. Dumptype must be defined in
     /etc/amanda/template.d/dumptypes or
     /etc/amanda/$config/amanda.conf file. Default:
     [user−tar]

     −−user string
     name of user using amrecover on the client, default is
     root.

     −−auth string
     authentication method to use when running amrecover
     from the client , default is bsdtcp.

     −−gnutar_list_dir string
     directory where gnutar keep its state file on the
     client. Absolute path required. Default is
     /var/lib/amanda/gnutar−lists. If −−no−client−update is
     not set, this program will attempt to create the
     directory on the client.

     −−amandates string
     file where amanda keep the date of each dumplevel on
     the client, default is /etc/amandates.

     −−batch
     Turn on batch mode when copying files to the client,
     default is off

     −−no−client−update
     If this option is set, amaddclient will not attempt to
     update/create .amandahosts, amanda−client.conf and
     gnutar−lists file on the client.

     −−help
     Display usage.


     If any of the following four options are used,
     amaddclient will extend the dumptype definition to an
     in−line definition in the disklist(5) file.

     −−includefile string
     string is a glob expression

     −−includelist string
     string is a file name on the client containing glob
     expressions. Specify either −−includefile or
     −−includelist.

     −−excludefile string
     string is a glob expression











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     −−excludelist string
     string is a file name on the client containing glob
     expressions. Specify either −−excludefile or
     −−excludelist.



     /var/lib/amanda/template.d
     Amanda configuration template files install location

     /var/lib/amanda
     amandabackup home directory

     /var/lib/amanda/.amandahosts
     Amanda authentication file.

     /var/lib/amanda/gnutar−lists
     A directory which contains backup timestamp and list of
     files backed up.

     /etc/amanda/$config
     Amanda configuration files location for $config(e.g:
     DailySet1).

     /etc/amanda/template.d
     A directory contains dumptypes and tapetypes files used
     by all Amanda configurations.

     /etc/amandates
     Amanda file on the client. It keeps track of structures
     of previous dumps.

     /tmp/amanda
     directory contains Amanda debug log files.



On success, zero is returned.  On error, 1 is returned.



     amanda(8), amanda.conf(5), amserverconfig(8), ssh‐
keygen(1), ssh‐add(1), scp(1)

     The Amanda Wiki: : http://wiki.zmanda.com/



     Kevin Till <kevin.till@zmanda.com>
     Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)