amrecover [request failed: timeout waiting for ACK]

  • This article is for Amanda Enterprise (AE)

Issue Symptoms

[[email protected] ~]# amrecover DailySet1 -t backup -s backup AMRECOVER Version. Contacting server on backup ... [request failed: timeout waiting for ACK

Issue Description

Request failed timeout waiting for ACK


Make sure the /etc/amanda/amanda-client.conf file exists on the client:

conf "DailySet1"# your config name index_server "" # your amindexd server tape_server "" # your amidxtaped server #tapedev "/dev/nst0" # your tape device # auth - authentication scheme to use between server and client. # Valid values are "bsd", "bsdudp", "bsdtcp" and "ssh". # Default: [auth "bsdtcp"] auth "ssh" # your ssh keys file if you use ssh auth ssh_keys "/var/lib/amanda/.ssh/id_rsa_amrecover"

Edit this file to fit your configuration.