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

NAME

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

DESCRIPTION

amanda-client.conf 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.

PARAMETERS

There are a number of configuration parameters that control the behavior of the Amanda programs. All have default values, so you need not specify the parameter in amanda-client.conf if the default is suitable.

Lines starting with # are ignored, as are blank lines. Comments may be placed on a line with a directive by starting the comment with a #. The remainder of the line is ignored.

Keywords are case insensitive, i.e. auth and Auth are treated the same.

Integer arguments may have one of the following (case insensitive) suffixes, some of which have a multiplier effect:

POSSIBLE SUFFIXES

b byte bytes

Some number of bytes.

bps

Some number of bytes per second.

k kb kbyte kbytes kilobyte kilobytes

Some number of kilobytes (bytes*1024).

kps kbps

Some number of kilobytes per second (bytes*1024).

m mb meg mbyte mbytes megabyte megabytes

Some number of megabytes (bytes*1024*1024).

mps mbps

Some number of megabytes per second (bytes*1024*1024).

g gb gbyte gbytes gigabyte gigabytes

Some number of gigabytes (bytes*1024*1024*1024).

tape tapes

Some number of tapes.

day days

Some number of days.

week weeks

Some number of weeks (days*7).


Note The value inf may be used in most places where an integer is expected to mean an infinite amount.

Boolean arguments may have any of the values y, yes, t, true or on to indicate a true state, or n, no, f, false or off to indicate a false state. If no argument is given, true is assumed.

PARAMETERS

conf string

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

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.

krb4 to use Kerberos-IV authorization.

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 deafult ssh key will be used.

gnutar_list_dir string

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

AUTHOR

James da Silva, <jds [at] amanda.org>: Original text

Stefan G. Weichinger, <sgw [at] amanda.org>, maintainer of the Amanda-documentation: XML-conversion, major update, splitting