disklist






disklist − List of partitions to back up for Amanda



     The disklist file determines which disks will be backed
up by Amanda. The file contains includefile directive or
disklist entry (DLE).

     includefile string
     Default: no default. The name of a disklist file to
     include within the current file. Useful for sharing
     disklist among several configurations. Relative
     pathnames are relative to the configuration directory.

     A DLE usually contains one line per disk:
hostname diskname [diskdevice] dumptype [spindle [interface] ]

     All pairs [ hostname diskname ] must be unique.

     Lines starting with # are ignored, as are blank lines.
The fields have the following meanings:

     hostname
     The name of the host to be backed up. If diskdevice
     refers to a PC share, this is the host Amanda will run
     the Samba smbclient program on to back up the share.

     diskname
     The name of the disk (a label). In most case, you set
     your diskname to the diskdevice and you don't set the
     diskdevice.  If you want multiple entries with the same
     diskdevice, you must set a different diskname for each
     entry. It's the diskname that you use on the
     commandline for any Amanda command. Look at the
     example/disklist file for example.

     diskdevice
     Default: same as diskname. The name of the disk device
     to be backed up. It may be a full device name, a device
     name without the /dev/ prefix, e.g.  sd0a, or a mount
     point such as /usr.

     It may also refer to a PC share by starting the name
     with two (forward) slashes, e.g.  //some−pc/home. In
     this case, the program option in the associated
     dumptype must be entered as GNUTAR. It is the
     combination of the double slash disk name and program
     GNUTAR in the dumptype that triggers the use of Samba.

     dumptype
     Refers to a dumptype defined in the amanda.conf file.
     Dumptypes specify backup related parameters, such as
     whether to compress the backups, whether to record
     backup results in /etc/dumpdates, the disk's relative









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     priority, etc.

     spindle
     Default: −1. A number used to balance backup load on a
     host. Amanda will not run multiple backups at the same
     time on the same spindle, unless the spindle number is
     −1, which means there is no spindle restriction.

     interface
     Default: local. The name of a network interface
     definition in the amanda.conf file, used to balance
     network load.

     Instead of naming a dumptype, it is possible to define
one in−line, enclosing dumptype options within curly braces,
one per line, just like a dumptype definition in
amanda.conf. Since pre−existing dumptypes are valid option
names, this syntax may be used to customize dumptypes for
particular disks.

     A line break must follow the left curly bracket.

     For instance, if a dumptype named normal is used for
most disks, but use of the holding disk needs to be disabled
for the file system that holds it, this would work instead
of defining a new dumptype:
hostname diskname [ diskdevice ] {
  normal
  holdingdisk never
} [ spindle [ interface ] ]

     The { must appear at the end of a line, and the } on
its own line possibly followed by the spindle and interface.



     amanda(8), amanda.conf(5)

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



     James da Silva <jds@amanda.org>

     Stefan G. Weichinger <sgw@amanda.org>

     Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin@zmanda.com>
     Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)