Package amanda-server

The server side of the AMANDA tape backup system

http://www.amanda.org

The amanda-server package should be installed on the AMANDA server,
the machine attached to the device(s) (such as a tape drive) where backups
will be written. You will also need to install the amanda package on
the AMANDA server machine. And, if the server is also to be backed up, the
server also needs to have the amanda-client package installed.

General Commands (Section 1)
activate-devpay
This program creates the token and certificate files for Amazon Devpay's Simple Token Service (STS). You can then use those files with the S3 device. This...
File Formats (Section 5)
amanda-command-file
The command-file file keep information of outgoing dumps commands, dumps to flush from holding disk to storage, dumps to copy (vault) from one storage to...
disklist
The disklist file determines which disks will be backed up by Amanda. The file contains includefile directive or disklist entry (DLE). includefile string
tapelist
The tapelist file contains the list of tapes in active use. This file is not ordinarily edited or examined manually. Its format may change, or it may be removed...
Miscellanea (Section 7)
amanda-changers
Amanda uses changers to arbitrate access to devices (amanda-devices(7)) and data volumes. Changers provide an abstraction of tape robots, but are used to manage...
amanda-devices
The Device API specifies a generic interface between Amanda and storage devices such as tapes or disks. This manual page describes the device drivers included...
amanda-interactivity
Amanda uses interactivity to ask user to load specific volumes when they are needed. This manual page describes the interactivity modules included with Amanda...
amanda-taperscan
Amanda uses a taperscan algorithm to select volumes on which to store dumps. Historically Amanda has provided only one, fairly complex taperscan algorithm, but...
System Administration (Section 8)
amaddclient
After Amanda rpms are successfully installed and amserverconfig is run, amaddclient will add client to the Amanda configuration. amaddclient create or update...
amadmin
Amadmin performs various administrative tasks on the config Amanda configuration. See the amanda(8) man page for more details about Amanda.
amanda-rest-server
amanda-rest-server start the Amanda Rest Server.
amcheck
Amcheck runs a number of self-checks on both the Amanda tape server host and the Amanda client hosts. On the tape server host, amcheck can go through the same...
amcheckdb
Amcheckdb verifies that every tape mentioned in the Amanda database is still valid in the tapelist(5). See the amanda(8) man page for more details about Amanda.
amcheckdump
Amcheckdump verifies Amanda dump images by reading them from storage volume(s) and verifying that the images can be parsed by the appropriate application (if...
amcleanup
Amcleanup generates the Amanda Mail Report and updates the Amanda databases after a system failure on a tape server host. This cleanup process is normally done...
amdevcheck
Amdevcheck provides a way to check that a particular Amanda device is accessible, whether or not it contains a volume, and whether or not that volume is...
amdump
Amdump is the main interface to the Amanda backup process. It loads the specified configuration and attempts to back up every disk specified by the disklist(5)...
amfetchdump
Amfetchdump pulls one or more matching dumps from tape or from the holding disk, handling the reassembly of multi-tape split dump files as well as any tape...
amflush
Amflush writes Amanda backups from the holding disks to tape, and updates the Amanda info database and tapelist(5) accordingly. It is similar to amdump, but...
amlabel
This command applies a label to an Amanda volume, erasing the volume in the process. Amanda uses labels to identify volumes: amdump(8) and amflush(8) verify the...
amoverview
Amoverview displays a chart showing hosts and file systems processed by Amanda along with the backup level performed each day. See the amanda(8) man page for...
amreindex
Amreindex reindex Amanda dump images by reading them from storage volume(s) and passing it to the application for reindexing. Amreindex works in two different...
amreport
Amreport generates a summary report of an Amanda backup run. See the amanda(8) man page for more details about Amanda.
amrestore
Amrestore is a very low-level tool for extracting data from Amanda volumes. It does not consult any catalog information or other metadata, basing its operations...
amrmtape
Amrmtape invalidates the contents of an existing backup tape in the configuration database. This is meant as a recovery mechanism when a good backup is damaged...
amserverconfig
After Amanda rpms are successfully installed, amserverconfig will setup initial Amanda configuration files. It will create /var/lib/amanda/guntar-lists...
amservice
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...
amstatus
Amstatus gives the current state of the Amanda run specified by the config configuration. If there is no active Amanda running, it summarizes the result of the...
amtape
Amtape is the command-line interface to Amanda's tape changers (amanda-changers(7)) and to the taperscan algorithm (amanda-taperscan(7)). Tape changers maintain...
amtapetype
amtapetype generates a tapetype entry for Amanda by testing the device directly.
amtoc
Amtoc generates a table of contents for an Amanda run. It's a perl script (if you don't have perl, install it first!).
amvault
Amvault is conceptually equivalent to "amfetchdump | taper". That is, it reads specified dumps from secondary media and re-writes them on tertiary media...