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DISKLIST(5)						   File formats and conventions 					       DISKLIST(5)

disklist - List of partitions to back up for Amanda DESCRIPTION
The disklist file determines which disks will be backed up by Amanda. The file contains includefile directive or disklist entry (DLE). includefile string Default: no default. The name of a disklist file to include within the current file. Useful for sharing disklist among several configurations. Relative pathnames are relative to the configuration directory. A DLE usually contains one line per disk: hostname diskname [diskdevice] dumptype [spindle [interface] ] All pairs [ hostname diskname ] must be unique. Lines starting with # are ignored, as are blank lines. The fields have the following meanings: hostname The name of the host to be backed up. If diskdevice refers to a PC share, this is the host Amanda will run the Samba smbclient program on to back up the share. diskname The name of the disk (a label). In most case, you set your diskname to the diskdevice and you don't set the diskdevice. If you want multiple entries with the same diskdevice, you must set a different diskname for each entry. It's the diskname that you use on the commandline for any Amanda command. Look at the example/disklist file for example. diskdevice Default: same as diskname. The name of the disk device to be backed up. It may be a full device name, a device name without the /dev/ prefix, e.g. sd0a, or a mount point such as /usr. It may also refer to a PC share by starting the name with two (forward) slashes, e.g. //some-pc/home. In this case, the program option in the associated dumptype must be entered as GNUTAR. It is the combination of the double slash disk name and program GNUTAR in the dumptype that triggers the use of Samba. dumptype Refers to a dumptype defined in the amanda.conf file. Dumptypes specify backup related parameters, such as whether to compress the backups, whether to record backup results in /etc/dumpdates, the disk's relative priority, etc. spindle Default: -1. A number used to balance backup load on a host. Amanda will not run multiple backups at the same time on the same spindle, unless the spindle number is -1, which means there is no spindle restriction. interface Default: local. The name of a network interface definition in the amanda.conf file, used to balance network load. Instead of naming a dumptype, it is possible to define one in-line, enclosing dumptype options within curly braces, one per line, just like a dumptype definition in amanda.conf. Since pre-existing dumptypes are valid option names, this syntax may be used to customize dumptypes for particular disks. A line break must follow the left curly bracket. For instance, if a dumptype named normal is used for most disks, but use of the holding disk needs to be disabled for the file system that holds it, this would work instead of defining a new dumptype: hostname diskname [ diskdevice ] { normal holdingdisk never } [ spindle [ interface ] ] The { must appear at the end of a line, and the } on its own line possibly followed by the spindle and interface. SEE ALSO
amanda(8), amanda.conf(5) The Amanda Wiki: : AUTHORS
James da Silva <> Stefan G. Weichinger <> Dustin J. Mitchell <> Zmanda, Inc. ( Amanda 3.3.3 01/10/2013 DISKLIST(5)

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AMANDA-APPLICATIONS(7)						    Miscellanea 					    AMANDA-APPLICATIONS(7)

amanda-applications - Application-api for amanda DESCRIPTION
Describe how to use application with Amanda APPLICATIONS
This section lists the applications included with Amanda. See the individual man pages for instructions on using them. For complete How-To information, consult the Amanda wiki at o amgtar(8), - use GNU Tar to backup and restore data. o ampgsql(8), - use PostgreSQL's continuous WAL archiving. o amraw(8), - use open and read to read the data. o amsamba(8), - use smbclient to backup and restore data. o amstar(8), - use star to backup and restore data. o amsuntar(8), - use native tar on Solaris to backup and restore data. o amzfs-sendrecv(8), - use zfs to create a snapshot and use 'zfs send' to generate the backup. o amzfs-snapshot(8), - use zfs to create a snapshot and for use with other applications (e.g. amgtar) DEFINING APPLICATIONS
An application is defined in amanda.conf(5) as follows: define application-tool $appconfigname { plugin "$pluginname" property "$PROPERTY_NAME" "$PROPERTY_VALUE" ... } and then referenced in a dumptype as define dumptype $dumptypename { ... program "APPLICATION" application "$appconfigname" } Application properties, like Amanda configuration parameters, are insensitive to case, and - (dash) and _ (underscore) may be used interchangeably. See the individual plugin documentation for properties applicable to each plugin. SEE ALSO
amanda(8), amanda.conf(5) The Amanda Wiki: : AUTHORS
Jean-Louis Martineau <> Zmanda, Inc. ( Dustin J. Mitchell <> Zmanda, Inc. ( Amanda 3.3.3 01/10/2013 AMANDA-APPLICATIONS(7)
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