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DISKLIST(5)		 File formats and conventions		   DISKLIST(5)

       disklist	- List of partitions to	back up	for Amanda

       The disklist file determines which disks	will be	backed up by Amanda.
       The file	contains includefile directive or disklist entry (DLE).

       includefile string
	   Default: no default.	The name of a disklist file to include within
	   the current file. Useful for	sharing	disklist among several
	   configurations. Relative pathnames are relative to the
	   configuration directory.

       A DLE usually contains one line per disk:
       hostname	diskname [diskdevice] dumptype [spindle	[interface] ]

       All pairs [ hostname diskname ] must be unique.

       Lines starting with # are ignored, as are blank lines. The fields have
       the following meanings:

	   The name of the host	to be backed up. If diskdevice refers to a PC
	   share, this is the host Amanda will run the Samba smbclient program
	   on to back up the share.

	   The name of the disk	(a label). In most case, you set your diskname
	   to the diskdevice and you don't set the diskdevice.	If you want
	   multiple entries with the same diskdevice, you must set a different
	   diskname for	each entry. It's the diskname that you use on the
	   commandline for any Amanda command. Look at the example/disklist
	   file	for example.

	   Default: same as diskname. The name of the disk device to be	backed
	   up. It may be a full	device name, a device name without the /dev/
	   prefix, e.g.	 sd0a, or a mount point	such as	/usr.

	   It may also refer to	a PC share by starting the name	with two
	   (forward) slashes, e.g.  //some-pc/home. In this case, the program
	   option in the associated dumptype must be entered as	GNUTAR.	It is
	   the combination of the double slash disk name and program GNUTAR in
	   the dumptype	that triggers the use of Samba.

	   Refers to a dumptype	defined	in the amanda.conf file.  Dumptypes
	   specify backup related parameters, such as whether to compress the
	   backups, whether to record backup results in	/etc/dumpdates,	the
	   disk's relative priority, etc.

	   Default: -1.	A number used to balance backup	load on	a host.	Amanda
	   will	not run	multiple backups at the	same time on the same spindle,
	   unless the spindle number is	-1, which means	there is no spindle

	   Default: local. The name of a network interface definition in the
	   amanda.conf file, used to balance network load.

       Instead of naming a dumptype, it	is possible to define one in-line,
       enclosing dumptype options within curly braces, one per line, just like
       a dumptype definition in	amanda.conf. Since pre-existing	dumptypes are
       valid option names, this	syntax may be used to customize	dumptypes for
       particular disks.

       A line break must follow	the left curly bracket.

       For instance, if	a dumptype named normal	is used	for most disks,	but
       use of the holding disk needs to	be disabled for	the file system	that
       holds it, this would work instead of defining a new dumptype:
       hostname	diskname [ diskdevice ]	{
	 holdingdisk never
       } [ spindle [ interface ] ]

       The { must appear at the	end of a line, and the } on its	own line
       possibly	followed by the	spindle	and interface.

       amanda(8), amanda.conf(5)

       The Amanda Wiki:	:

       James da	Silva <>

       Stefan G. Weichinger <>

       Dustin J. Mitchell <>
	   Zmanda, Inc.	(

Amanda 3.3.9			  02/09/2016			   DISKLIST(5)


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