This article is for Amanda Enterprise (AE)
When using SSH as the authentication method, the following error is seen during a host check on the Backup| What page:
WARNING: ultra2.zmanda.com: selfcheck request failed: EOF on read from ultra2.zmanda.com
To see more information, perform a host check from command line using the amcheck command. The below example shows running amcheck for the DailySet1 backup set:
$ amcheck -c DailySet1 Amanda Backup Client Hosts Check -------------------------------- Host key verification failed. WARNING: ultra2.zmanda.com: selfcheck request failed: EOF on read from ultra2.zmanda.com Client check: 1 host checked in 1.393 seconds, 1 problem found
The authentication via SSH is failing. More detail can be seen in the amcheck output. In the sample output above, you can see that the SSH authentication is failing because “Host key verification failed”. This particular message indicates an issue with the SSH keys failing to authenticate on the remote host. Another message seen may be “Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-with-mic,password)” usually indicating that SSH public key authentication has not been set up at all.
Check the How to enable SSH authentication in Amanda Enterprise article for instructions on how to set up SSH public key authentication for the amandabackup user between backup server and client.
Once resolved, re-perform the amcheck above to confirm the issue is also resolved for Amanda.