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       amserverconfig - program to setup initial Amanda configuration


       amserverconfig config [--template template] [--no-vtape]
                      [--tapetype tapetype] [--tpchanger tpchanger]
                      [--tapedev tapedev] [--changerfile changerfile]
                      [--changerdev changerdev] [--labelstr labelstr]
                      [--mailto mailto] [--dumpcycle dumpcycle]
                      [--runspercycle runspercycle] [--runtapes runtapes]
                      [--tapecycle tapecycle] [--help]


       After Amanda rpms are successfully installed, amserverconfig will setup
       initial Amanda configuration files. It will create
       /var/lib/amanda/guntar-lists directory if one does not exist.
       amserverconfig does not change existing Amanda configurations.
       amserverconfig must be run by user backup.


       Options may be abbreviated, as long as the abbreviation is not
       ambiguous. Option argument can either separated by '=' or a space.
       Example: --templ=harddisk --tapedev /dev/nst0

       amserverconfig builds a new "config" Amanda configuration. Customize
       the configuration with the options below.

       --template template
           build Amanda configuration with pre-configured template files.
           Currently, harddisk, single-tape, tape-changer and S3 are the valid
           inputs for this option. Pre-configured template files can be found
           in /var/lib/amanda/template.d. This option may be combined with
           other options.

           If tape-changer is chosen for this option, program mtx is required.
           amserverconfig will search for mtx in the following directory:
           "/usr/sbin", "/usr/local/sbin", "/usr/local/bin", "/usr/bin",
           "/bin" and backup's PATH.

           If harddisk is chosen and --no-vtape is not specified,
           amserverconfig will create and label virtual tape

           Do not create virtual tapes in the harddisk template case.

       --tapedev tapedev
           The path name of non-rewinding tape device. default

       --tpchanger tpchanger
           The name of the tape changer. default [chg-disk]

       --changerdev changerdev
           A tape changer configuration parameter. default [/dev/null]

       --changerfile changerfile
           A tape changer configuration parameter. default

       --labelstr labelstr
           The tape label constraint regular expression. default

           If this option is used with --template=harddisk, only alphanumeric
           string is supported.

       --tapetype tapetype
           The type of tape drive associated with tapedev or tpchanger.
           default [HARDDISK]

       --mailto mailto
           A space separated list of recipients for mail reports. default

       --dumpcycle dumpcycle
           The number of days in the backup cycle. default [1week]

       --runspercycle runspercycle
           The number of days in the backup cycle. default [5]

       --runtapes runtapes
           The maximum number of tapes used in a single run. default [1]

       --tapecycle tapecycle
           The size of tape rotation. default [25]

           Display usage.


           Amanda configuration template files install location

           backup home directory

           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), amaddclient(8)

       The Amanda Wiki: :


       Kevin Till <>
           Zmanda, Inc. (