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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]

       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. (

Amanda 3.3.3			  01/10/2013			AMADDCLIENT(8)

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