amaddclient − program to add client to an existing Amanda

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

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

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

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

     Modify existing entry in the disklist(5) file.

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


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

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

     −−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.

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

     If this option is set, amaddclient will not attempt to
     update/create .amandahosts, amanda−client.conf and
     gnutar−lists file on the client.

     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

     −−excludefile string
     string is a glob expression


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

     Amanda configuration template files install location

     amandabackup home directory

     Amanda authentication file.

     A directory which contains backup timestamp and list of
     files backed up.

     Amanda configuration files location for $config(e.g:

     A directory contains dumptypes and tapetypes files used
     by all Amanda configurations.

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

     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: :

     Kevin Till <>
     Zmanda, Inc. (