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Section: File formats and conventions (5) Updated: 10/18/2010
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NAME

amanda-client.conf - Client configuration file for Amanda, the Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver  

DESCRIPTION

amanda-client.conf(5) is the client configuration file for Amanda. This manpage lists the relevant sections and parameters of this file for quick reference.

The files <CONFIG_DIR>/amanda-client.conf and <CONFIG_DIR>/<config>/amanda-client.conf are loaded.  

SYNTAX

The syntax of amanda-client.conf(5) is identical to that for amanda.conf(5).  

GLOBAL PARAMETERS

conf string

Default: Set by configure. The conf use by amrecover.

client-username string

Default: CLIENT_LOGIN. Similar to the parameter of the same name in amanda.conf(5), this specifies the username that amrecover should send when connecting to the server. It should match the username specified in .amandahosts on the server.

client-port [ int | string ]

Default: "amanda". Similar to the parameter of the same name in amanda.conf(5), this specifies the port to connect on the server. It can be a service name or a numeric port number.

index-server string

Default: Set by configure. The amindexd server amrecover will connect to.

tape-server string

Default: Set by configure. The amidxtaped server amrecover will connect to.

tapedev string

Default: Set by configure. The tapedev amrecover will use.

auth string

Default: "bsd". Type of authorization to perform between tape server and backup client hosts.

"bsd", bsd authorization with udp initial connection and one tcp connection by data stream.

"bsdtcp", bsd authorization but use only one tcp connection.

"bsdudp", like bsd, but will use only one tcp connection for all data stream.

"krb5" to use Kerberos-V authorization.

"local", if the client is the server, it doesn't require authencation setup.

"rsh" to use rsh authorization.

"ssh" to use OpenSSH authorization.

ssh-keys string

Default: No default. The key file the ssh auth will use, it must be the private key. If this parameter is not specified, then the default ssh key will be used.

gnutar-list-dir string

Default from configure --with-gnutar-listdir=DIR. The directory where gnutar keep its state file.

mailer string

Default found by configure. A mail program that can send mail with 'MAILER -s "subject" user < message_file'.

amandates string

Default: /etc/amandates. The file where amanda keep the last date of each dumplevel.

connect-tries int

Default: 3. How many times the server will try a connection.

rep-tries int

Default: 5. How many times amandad will resend a REP packet if it doesn't get the ACK packet.

debug-days int

Default: 3. The number of days the debug files are kept.

debug-amandad int

Default: 0. Debug level of the amandad process

debug-amidxtaped int

Default: 0. Debug level of the amidxtaped process

debug-amindexd int

Default: 0. Debug level of the amindexd process

debug-amrecover int

Default: 0. Debug level of the amrecover process

debug-auth int

Default: 0. Debug level of the auth module

debug-event int

Default: 0. Debug level of the event module

debug-holding int

Default: 0. Debug level of the holdingdisk module

debug-protocol int

Default: 0. Debug level of the protocol module

debug-selfcheck int

Default: 0. Debug level of the selfcheck process

debug-sendsize int

Default: 0. Debug level of the sendsize process

debug-sendbackup int

Default: 0. Debug level of the sendbackup process

reserved-udp-port int,int

Default: --with-udpportrange or 512,1023. Reserved udp port that will be used (amrecover with bsd or bsdudp)

reserved-tcp-port int,int

Default: --with-low-tcpportrange or 512,1023. Reserved tcp port that will be used (amrecover with bsdtcp)

unreserved-tcp-port int,int

Default: --with-tcpportrange or 1025,65536. Unreserved tcp port that will be used (bsd, bsdudp)

property string string+

Adds a global property for this client host, useful for e.g., Application API plugins. The first string is the property name, the following strings are the property values
 

APPLICATION SECTION

The amanda.conf file may define multiple types of application. The information is entered in a application section, which looks like this:

define application "name" {
    application-option application-value
    ...
}

name is the name of this type of application. It is referenced from the dumptype

The application options and values are:

comment string

Default: none. A comment string describing this application.

plugin string

No default. Must be set to the name of the program. This program must be in the $libexecdir/amanda/application directory on the client.

property [append] [priority] string string+

No default. You can set property for the application, each application have a different set of property. Both strings are quoted; the first string contains the name of the property to set, and the others contains its values. append keyword append the values to the list of values for that property. priority keyword disallow the setting of that property on the server.
 

SCRIPT SECTION

The amanda.conf file may define multiple types of script. The information is entered in a script section, which looks like this:

define script "name" {
    script-option script-value
    ...
}

name is the name of this type of script. It is referenced from the dumptype

The script options and values are:

comment string

Default: none. A comment string describing this script.

plugin string

No default. Must be set to the name of the program. This program must be in the $libdir/amanda/application directory on the client and/or server.

execute-where [ client | server ]

Default: client. Where the script must be executed, on the client or server. Only client is valid.

execute-on execute_on[,execute_on]*

No default. When the script must be executed, you can specify many of them:

pre-dle-amcheck

Execute before the amcheck command for the dle.

pre-host-amcheck

Execute before the amcheck command for all dle for the client.

post-dle-amcheck

Execute after the amcheck command for the dle.

post-host-amcheck

Execute after the amcheck command for all dle for the client.

pre-dle-estimate

Execute before the estimate command for the dle.

pre-host-estimate

Execute before the estimate command for all dle for the client.

post-dle-estimate

Execute after the estimate command for the dle.

post-host-estimate

Execute after the estimate command for all dle for the client.

pre-dle-backup

Execute before the backup command for the dle.

pre-host-backup

Execute before the backup command for all dle for the client.

post-dle-backup

Execute after the backup command for the dle.

post-host-backup

Execute after the backup command for all dle for the client.

pre-recover

Execute before any level is recovered.

post-recover

Execute after all levels are recovered.

pre-level-recover

Execute before each level recovery.

post-level-recover

Execute after each level recovery.

inter-level-recover

Execute between two levels of recovery.

property [append] [priority] string string+

No default. You can set property for the script, each script have a different set of property. Both strings are quoted; the first string contains the name of the property to set, and the others contains its values. append keyword append the values to the list of values for that property. priority keyword disallow the setting of that property on the server.
 

SEE ALSO

amanda(8), amanda.conf(5), amcrypt(8), aespipe(1)

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

AUTHORS

James da Silva <jds@amanda.org>

Stefan G. Weichinger <sgw@amanda.org>


 

Index

NAME
DESCRIPTION
SYNTAX
GLOBAL PARAMETERS
APPLICATION SECTION
SCRIPT SECTION
SEE ALSO
AUTHORS

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Time: 21:59:54 GMT, April 16, 2011