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       disklist - List of partitions to back up for Amanda


       The disklist file determines which disks will be backed up by Amanda.
       The file 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:

           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.

           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.

           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.

           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 /var/lib/dumpdates,
           the disk's relative priority, etc.

           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

           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 ] {
         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.


       amanda(8), amanda.conf(5)

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       Stefan G. Weichinger <>

       Dustin J. Mitchell <>
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