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  1. #1
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    Oct 2014

    Question Error when Backup Postgresql using amanda community

    Dear Expert,

    I'm confuse with my problem right now. I have success backup with amanda for linux and windows client. Now I have to try backup my database server with amanda community. I follow this instruction as my guidance (Amanda Wiki How_To:Use_Amanda_to_Back_Up_PostgreSQL#Amanda_Ser ver_Configuration)

    The result when I did this command : amcheck DailySet1 in my amanda server then I get this error :
    Amanda Backup Client Hosts Check
    ERROR: Application 'ampgsql': Can't locate Amanda/ in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2 /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.14.2 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.14 /usr/share/perl/5.14 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at /usr/libexec/amanda/application/ampgsql line 38.
    ERROR: Application 'ampgsql': BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/libexec/amanda/application/ampgsql line 38.
    ERROR: Application 'ampgsql': exited with status 2
    ERROR: Application 'ampgsql': can't run support command
    Client check: 2 hosts checked in 6.655 seconds. 4 problems found.

    (brought to you by Amanda 3.3.6)

    Still confuse about what I doing next to solve this problem. I have also search in amanda forum and still don't have the answer.

    Please help me the expert.



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    Nov 2005


    Where Amanda/ is installed on the client (

    The line 21 of ampgsql should list that path (use lib 'path')

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2014


    Hi Martineau,

    Thanks for reply. I already find Amanda/ file in below location on the client :
    /usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2 = not found
    /etc/perl = not found
    /usr/local/lib/perl/5.14.2 = no perl folder
    /usr/lib/perl5 = not found
    /usr/share/perl5 = not found
    /usr/lib/perl/5.14 = not found
    /usr/share/perl/5.14 = found this file
    /usr/local/lib/site_perl = no site_perl folder

    But I found it in my amanda server backup => /usr/local/share/perl5/Amanda/ I put the path based on location in Amanda folder. Then I try to do amcheck DailySet1 but the result still with the same error.

    Is there any wrong with my client installation ? I installed the client with this command :
    # dpkg -I amanda-backup-server_3.3.3-1Ubuntu1204_amd64.deb
    # apt-get install ca-certificates
    # dpkg -i amanda-backup-server_3.3.3-1Ubuntu1204_amd64.deb

    Then put my server hostname in .amandahosts :
    # vi /var/lib/amanda/.amandahosts amandabackup

    Below is my server and client configuration
    Amanda Server Configuration
    You need to add the ampgsql application and a corresponding dumptype to your amanda.conf(5)
    define application-tool app_ampgsql {
    comment "ampgsql"
    plugin "ampgsql"
    property "TMPDIR" "/tmp"

    define dumptype dt_ampgsql {
    global # You might need this if you're setting 'auth "bsdtcp"' in your global dumptype settings, for example
    program "APPLICATION"
    application "app_ampgsql"

    More information about application properties can be found in the man page (ampgsql(8))
    NOTE: The directory specified by TMPDIR needs to have enough free space to store an entire copy of the database

    You can then add a disklist(5) entry for the server you want to backup. For example: bar dt_ampgsql

    PostgreSQL Server Configuration
    First, create a directory for PostgreSQL to archive WAL files to, commonly a sibling of the postgres data directory. This example uses /var/lib/pgsql/archive. Make sure that the user postmaster (the PostgreSQL server) runs as can create files in /var/lib/pgsql/archive, and that the Amanda user has at least read and execute permissions on the directory, and preferably also write permissions.

    You need to edit your server configuration (usually postgresql.conf) to enable continuous archiving. Add the following line:

    archive_command = 'test ! -f /var/lib/pgsql/archive/%f && cp %p /var/lib/pgsql/archive/%f'

    For PostgreSQL 8.3 and newer, you also need to add

    archive_mode = on

    NOTE: Amanda will need access to superuser privileges. You can create a new role using the createuser program or CREATE ROLE.

    With the postgresql admin user, try:

    createuser -s amandabackup -P

    Then add this user permission to connect to all databases from local or localhost in pg_hba.conf:

    echo "host all amandabackup md5" >> pg_hba.conf

    Amanda Client Configuration

    On the client, you need to add the connection information to your amanda-client.conf(5)

    property "PG-DATADIR" "/var/lib/pgsql/data"
    property "PG-ARCHIVEDIR" "/var/lib/pgsql/archive"
    property "PG-HOST" "/tmp"
    property "PG-USER" "amandabackup"
    property "PG-PASSFILE" "/etc/amanda/pg_passfile"

    PG-DATADIR should be the data/cluster directory for your PostgreSQL server
    PG-ARCHIVEDIR should be the directory that your archive_command copies files to
    PG-HOST can either be a hostname or a directory. TCP and UNIX sockets are used to connect to the server, respectively
    PG-USER determines the user Amanda will connect as. It must have superuser priveleges
    PG-PASSFILE is the credentials file that Amanda will use to connect.

    The credentials file will need to have a line that matches the connection parameters. Based on the example, the following would be appropriate:


    Note Amanda Server & Client :
    Server :
    Client :

    Thank you

    Last edited by laaw80; February 10th, 2015 at 08:59 PM.

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