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       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]


       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

       amaddclient must be run by user amandabackup.

       --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.

           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.

           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 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.


           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

           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. (