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Amaddclient

Table of contents
  1. 1. NAME
  2. 2. SYNOPSIS
  3. 3. DESCRIPTION
  4. 4. OPTIONS
  5. 5. FILES
  6. 6. SEE ALSO

NAME

amaddclient - program to add client to an existing Amanda configuration

SYNOPSIS

amaddclient --config config || --client clientname || --diskdev directorytobackup [--m] [--dumptype string] [--includefile string] [includelist string] [--exclude-file string] [--excludelist string] [--user string ] [--auth string] [--gnutar_list_dir string] [--amandates string] [--no-client-update] [--batch] [--help]

DESCRIPTION

After Amanda rpms are successfully installed and amserverconfig is run, amaddclient will add client to the Amanda configuration. amaddclient create or update Amanda disklist file and create or update /var/lib/amanda/.amandahosts file on the server and the client (using scp if permission allowed). amaddclient must be run by user amandabackup. Options --config, --client and --diskdev must be specified.

OPTIONS

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 recommended.
--diskdev diskdev 
Directory for this Amanda configuration to backup.
--m 
Modify existing entry in the disklist file.

Note: if disklist 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 file. Default: [user-tar]
--user username
name of user running amrecover on the client. Default: root. To add a windows client, this should be set to amandaroot.
--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 defintion in the disklist file. See amanda(8) DISKLIST FILE section for detail.

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

FILES

/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.

SEE ALSO

amanda(8), amanda.conf(5), amserverconfig(8)

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