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    re: Holding disk not being used

    http://forums.zmanda.com/showpost.php?p=9575&postcount=2

    ...has helpful details about holding disk, size and split params. Was part of thread a little different from your question, but thought it...
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    I had success...

    moving vtapes. Here's the thread where I had one small question...
    http://forums.zmanda.com/showthread.php?t=3729

    Did you have specific questions?
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    ownership/permissions

    (answering myself in case others have the same problem...)

    The top-level directory containing the vtapes wasn't writable by the backup user.
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    ...more clues perhaps: When amcheck is...

    ...more clues perhaps:

    When amcheck is thinking, I see a 'chg-glue theconfig' running with significant (50% or more) CPU utilitization.
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    appearance

    ...they certainly seem to be identical.

    There's nearly a TB in about 100 vtapes, so I can't verify without a lot of waiting for find/cmp/etc. A couple of randomly chosen files are verified as...
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    Moved vtapes to new disk, now amcheck hangs...

    My amanda backup server is 2.6.1p1, running on Ubuntu 10.04.


    build: VERSION="Amanda-2.6.1p1"
    BUILT_DATE="Wed Nov 4 03:04:52 UTC 2009"
    BUILT_MACH="x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu"...
  7. answering myself

    Turns out to be very easy. Force all the DLEs for the system:

    $ amadmin <config> force <host>

    Perform a backup of only the one host:

    $ amdump <config> <host>

    See where that level zero...
  8. full dump for archival purposes on separate tape?

    I'd like to cause a full dump of a system onto a separate tape (VTAPEs actually) so I can then "pull" that tape(s) out of the rotation.

    I was not able to find any specific instructions in the wiki...
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    more details

    Do you have an /etc/amanda/ directory? What's in there?

    IIRC, I had to copy an example config from i-forget-where into a new subdir under /etc/amanda. Then configure from that starting point and...
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    ssh host keys...

    ...are you sure about ssh working?

    Looks like a host key warning/error from ssh. You have to be logged in as, (or 'su -"d to,) the AMANDA user on the server, and then "ssh <amanda...
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    I've added a 1T USB disk drive... some...

    I've added a 1T USB disk drive...

    some experimenting with splitdisk_buffer...
    I ran some dumps with "holdingdisk never", "inparallel 1", "tape_splitsize 1024 mbytes" and "splitdisk_buffer"...
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    The error for /test is simply that there is no...

    The error for /test is simply that there is no such filesystem for Dump to dump on the client. Go back to your DLE as wanting to backup /var . . .

    Looking back, I see you installed AMANDA before...
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    ...but there's more. 'amcheck myCfg -cl...

    ...but there's more.

    'amcheck myCfg -cl clienthostname.example.com' is happy, but backups don't actually function.

    aside...
    Since this is a 2.4 client I'm stuck with auth "bsd" (if it was 2.5...
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    hmmmmmmmmmm. That sure looks correct. You wrote a...

    hmmmmmmmmmm. That sure looks correct. You wrote a few posts up

    Amanda Backup Client Hosts Check
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    ERROR: [servername]: Could not access /dev/ad4s1d (/var):...
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    but what are the permissions on /var ? The amanda...

    but what are the permissions on /var ? The amanda users will need directory search permission to traverse to /var/lib . Then dir search perm on /var/lib, then rwx perm on /var/lib/amanda . . .
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    The AMANDA user's home is probably in...

    The AMANDA user's home is probably in /var/lib/amandabackup ... fix permissions, run amcheck, rinse, repeat.
  17. ...if it was me, I'd check the xinetd setup on...

    ...if it was me, I'd check the xinetd setup on the client very very carefully.

    Make sure an amanda process on the client is actually getting started when you get a connection failure. I think...
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    Answering myself for the benefit of others... ...

    Answering myself for the benefit of others...

    Note that this is only to setup the 2.4 AMANDA as a backup client. This doesn't enable the AMANDA software on the client to run commands (ie,...
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    help with configuring "splitsize"

    2.6.1.p2 server writing to vtapes. Each vtape is limited to

    length 8250 mbytes

    Then I added a new client and the status mail from amanda reported:

    oliver.redacted / lev 0 FAILED "[dump...
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    What does "amcheck yourCfgName" report?

    What does "amcheck yourCfgName" report?
  21. I'd say none of these are likely, but here are...

    I'd say none of these are likely, but here are some ideas...

    Network flakiness? Have you verified that none of the switches/hub/routers between client and server are overloaded...

    Something...
  22. When you say you can ping the client, you are...

    When you say you can ping the client, you are running ping on the amanda server, right?

    Does the amanda server have its ipchains or iptables-based firewall configured? Perhaps ssh and icmp are...
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    how to backup 2.4 client using 2.6 server

    I have a 2.6.1p2 server that is backing up other 2.6.1p2 clients. Everything is setup with SSH auth.

    I need to bring an older 2.4.4 client into the mix. (It is a RedHat EL3 system with the AMANDA...
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    Answering myself, for the benefit of others who...

    Answering myself, for the benefit of others who may find this thread.

    Although there's some debate about why, the Ubuntu packages (Hardy through Karmic as of this writing) contain AMANDA binaries...
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    This amanda install is an Ubuntu package... Is...

    This amanda install is an Ubuntu package...

    Is there an alternate way? An env var to set somewhere or an extra config flag or config item somewhere in Amanda?
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