AMSERVICE(8) System Administration Commands AMSERVICE(8)NAMEamservice - run an amanda service on a client
SYNOPSISamservice [-f input_file [-s]] [-o configoption...] hostname auth
Amservice execute an Amanda service on a client. It can be used without
amanda server configuration (amanda.conf and disklist). It can be used
to check communication between a server and a client. Amservice reads
stdin to capture the REQ packet to send to the client.
See the amanda(8) man page for more details about Amanda.
The hostname of the client.
The auth to use, one of: bsd, bsdudp, bsdtcp, ssh, rsh or krb5. The
client must be configured with this auth.
The amanda service to execute on the client. One of noop, selfcheck
Use the file input_file instead of stdin to read the REQ packet
Redirect the first connected stream to stdin/stdout. The -f
argument is required for the REQ packet, the REP packet is not
printed on stdout.
See the "CONFIGURATION OVERRIDE" section in amanda(8).
The noop service is easy to execute because it does not require a REQ
amservice hostname bsdtcp noop < /dev/null
The example executes the noop service on the client using bsdtcp auth.
This is useful for debugging connection problems. It print an OPTIONS
line upon success.
It is more difficult to execute the selfcheck or sendsize service, as
these require a valid REQ packet. If you have already uccessfully run
amanda, you can find valid REQ packets in the amandad.*.debug files.
The exit code of amservice is one of:
0 = success
1 = error executing amandad on the client.
As amservice doesn't parse the REP packet, it can only detect failures
in executing amandad on the client. amservice can exit with value 0
even if the user is not authorized to execute the service. An error
message will be printed.
SEE ALSOamanda(8), amanda(8), amcheck(8), amdump(8), amadmin(8)
The Amanda Wiki: : http://wiki.zmanda.com/
Jean-Louis Martineau <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)
Amanda 3.3.3 01/10/2013 AMSERVICE(8)