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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 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 restriction.

	   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 ] ]

       James da Silva <jds@amanda.org>

       Stefan G. Weichinger <sgw@amanda.org>

       Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin@zmanda.com>
	   Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)

Amanda 2.6.1p2			  11/05/2009			   DISKLIST(5)

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