View Full Version : Amrecover Errors

June 22nd, 2007, 07:55 AM
Hello all,

I have almost everything up and running but when I try to run amrecover from a RHEL4 box I get this message:

AMRECOVER Version 2.5.2p1. Contacting server on xxx.yyyy.com ...
[couldn't open MESG streams]

What does this mean? I couldn't find ANY posts on this message.

Thanks in advance for your help!

June 22nd, 2007, 01:49 PM
Likely /etc/xinetd.d/amandaserver is not set up properly

Also check /etc/amanda/amanda-client.conf

July 20th, 2007, 10:17 PM

I looked and looked and couldn't find anything wrong with my configuration. amrecover just insisted to spew out the dreaded

[couldn't open MESG streams]

message. Out of desperation, I shut down iptables. That didn't help. Next, I change SELinux to Permissive mode. Lo-and-behold -- it works! I guess there must be some SELinux configuration I am missing. But at least there is a temporary work-around for now.