Amanda Client Fails on F7

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Fri Jun 22 02:33:28 UTC 2007

I have finally felt brave enough to try installing F7 on my backup
server. I copied in the working FC6 amanda configuration, and diffed
it against the provided sample. As far as I can tell the setup should
work. However, I get a "no ACK" error message:

[root at charlesc ~]# su - amanda
-bash-3.2$ /usr/sbin/amcheck DailySet1
Amanda Tape Server Host Check
Holding disk /crc/back/amanda: 95 GB disk space available, using 30 GB as requested
slot 12: read label `DailySet1_12', date `20070620'
NOTE: skipping tape-writable test
Tape DailySet1_12 label ok
Server check took 0.232 seconds

Amanda Backup Client Hosts Check
WARNING: charlesc.localdomain: selfcheck request failed: timeout waiting for ACK
Client check: 3 hosts checked in 30.148 seconds, 1 problem found

(brought to you by Amanda 2.5.1p3)

charlesc is both server and client. I get ACKs from other clients on
the net. nf_conntrack_amanda is installed:

[root at charlesc ~]# lsmod | grep amanda
nf_conntrack_amanda     9088  0 
nf_conntrack           61576  9 nf_conntrack_tftp,nf_conntrack_amanda,ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ftp,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_ipv4,xt_state

xinetd is running, and the amanda service looks like so:

[root at charlesc ~]# cat /etc/xinetd.d/amanda
# default: off
# description:  The client for the Amanda backup system.\
#               This must be on for systems being backed up\
#               by Amanda.
service amanda
        disable = no
        socket_type             = dgram
        protocol                = udp
        wait                    = yes
        user                    = amanda
        group                   = disk
        server                  = /usr/lib/amanda/amandad
# Configure server_args for the authentication type you will be using,
# and the services you wish to allow the amanda server and/or recovery
# clients to use.
# Change the -auth= entry to reflect the authentication type you use.
# Add amindexd to allow recovery clients to access the index database.
# Add amidxtaped to allow recovery clients to access the tape device.
#       server_args             = -auth=bsd amdump

I commented out the "server_args" line; it does not seem to make a

Relevant portions of the firewall, which is also copied over from the
known working FC6 installation:

# Amanda ports
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW -m tcp --dport 10080 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p udp -m state --state NEW -m udp --dport 10080 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW -m tcp --dport 10082 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW -m tcp --dport 10083 -j ACCEPT

Packages installed are:

[root at charlesc ~]# pre amanda



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