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Program to add client to an existing Amanda configuration.

AMADDCLIENT(8) System Administration Commands AMADDCLIENT(8)


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 backup. --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 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. --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 --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 backup 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: :


Kevin Till <> Zmanda, Inc. (
Amanda 3.5.1 12/01/2017 AMADDCLIENT(8)
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