amrecover [request failed: recv error: Connection reset by peer]

This article is for Amanda Enterprise (AE)

Issue Symptoms:

bash# amrecover
AMRECOVER Version. Contacting server on ...
[request failed: Connection refused]


This problem is caused by the backup server not being able to get a name resolution on the IP address of the client when the client is trying to connect to the server. Please add the client ip and hostname to your dns or add the ip and hostname of the client to the /etc/hosts file on the backup server.