Zmanda Documentation > Amaddclient


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


amaddclient - program to add client to an existing Amanda configuration


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]


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 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 recommended.
--diskdev diskdev 
Directory for this Amanda configuration to backup.
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.
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 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.


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: DailySet1).
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.


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