amserverconfig − program to setup initial Amanda

amserverconfig config [−−template template] [−−no−vtape]
[−−tapetype tapetype] [−−tpchanger tpchanger]
[−−tapedev tapedev] [−−changerfile changerfile]
[−−changerdev changerdev] [−−labelstr labelstr]
[−−mailto mailto] [−−dumpcycle dumpcycle]
[−−runspercycle runspercycle] [−−runtapes runtapes]
[−−tapecycle tapecycle] [−−help]

     After Amanda rpms are successfully installed,
amserverconfig will setup initial Amanda configuration
files. It will create /var/lib/amanda/guntar−lists directory
if one does not exist.  amserverconfig does not change
existing Amanda configurations.  amserverconfig must be run
by user amandabackup.

     Options may be abbreviated, as long as the abbreviation
is not ambiguous. Option argument can either separated by
'=' or a space. Example: −−templ=harddisk −−tapedev

     amserverconfig builds a new "config" Amanda
configuration. Customize the configuration with the options

     −−template template
     build Amanda configuration with pre−configured template
     files. Currently, harddisk, single−tape, tape−changer
     and S3 are the valid inputs for this option.
     Pre−configured template files can be found in
     /var/lib/amanda/template.d. This option may be combined
     with other options.

     If tape−changer is chosen for this option, program mtx
     is required.  amserverconfig will search for mtx in the
     following directory: "/usr/sbin", "/usr/local/sbin",
     "/usr/local/bin", "/usr/bin", "/bin" and amandabackup's

     If harddisk is chosen and −−no−vtape is not specified,
     amserverconfig will create and label virtual tape

     Do not create virtual tapes in the harddisk template


     −−tapedev tapedev
     The path name of non−rewinding tape device. default

     −−tpchanger tpchanger
     The name of the tape changer. default [chg−disk]

     −−changerdev changerdev
     A tape changer configuration parameter. default

     −−changerfile changerfile
     A tape changer configuration parameter. default

     −−labelstr labelstr
     The tape label constraint regular expression. default

     If this option is used with −−template=harddisk, only
     alphanumeric string is supported.

     −−tapetype tapetype
     The type of tape drive associated with tapedev or
     tpchanger. default [HARDDISK]

     −−mailto mailto
     A space separated list of recipients for mail reports.
     default [amandabackup]

     −−dumpcycle dumpcycle
     The number of days in the backup cycle. default [1week]

     −−runspercycle runspercycle
     The number of days in the backup cycle. default [5]

     −−runtapes runtapes
     The maximum number of tapes used in a single run.
     default [1]

     −−tapecycle tapecycle
     The size of tape rotation. default [25]

     Display usage.

     Amanda configuration template files install location

     amandabackup home directory


     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), amaddclient(8)

     The Amanda Wiki: :

     Kevin Till <>
     Zmanda, Inc. (