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Features: * will back up multiple machines in parallel to a holding disk, blasting finished dumps one by one to tape as fast as we can write files to tape. For example, a ~2 Gb 8mm tape on a ~240K/s interface to a host with a large holding disk can be filled by Amanda in under 4 hours. * built on top of standard backup software: Unix dump/restore, and later GNU Tar and others. * does simple tape management: will not overwrite the wrong tape. * supports tape changers via a generic interface. Easily customizable to any type of tape carousel, robot, or stacker that can be controlled via the unix command line. * for a restore, tells you what tapes you need, and finds the proper backup image on the tape for you. * recovers gracefully from errors, including down or hung machines. * reports results, including all errors in detail, in email to operators. * will dynamically adjust backup schedule to keep within constraints: no more juggling by hand when adding disks and computers to network. * includes a pre-run checker program, that conducts sanity checks on both the tape server host and all the client hosts (in parallel), and will send an e-mail report of any problems that could cause the backups to fail. * can compress dumps before sending or after sending over the net, with either compress or gzip. * can optionally synchronize with external backups, for those large timesharing computers where you want to do full dumps when the system is down in single-user mode (since BSD dump is not reliable on active filesystems): Amanda will still do your daily dumps. * lots of other options; Amanda is very configurable.
THIS PACKAGE RELIES ON A RUNNING AMANDA SERVER IN YOUR NETWORK.
For important notes, see /usr/share/doc/amanda-client/README.Debian.
Explanation of suggested programs: - gnuplot is needed for plotting statistics of backups
Notes on making amanda-client work on a Debian system To get indexing (or specifically amrecover) to work right two things need to be done: 1. Edit server's /etc/hosts.allow and allow all client machines into the daemons amindexd & amidxtaped. 2. Edit the server(s) ~backup/.amandahosts and add an entry like: "<client_hostname> root" As always: for more complex setups consult the manp more»
AMANDA-CLIENT.CON(5)File formats and conventionsAMANDA-CLIENT.CON(5) NAME amanda-client.conf - Client configuration file for Amanda, the Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver DESCRIPTION amanda-client.conf(5) is the client configuration file for Amanda. This manpage lists the relevant sections and parameters of this file for quick reference. more»
AMANDA-APPLICATIONS(7) Miscellanea AMANDA-APPLICATIONS(7) NAME amanda-applications - Application-api for amanda DESCRIPTION Describe how to use application with Amanda APPLICATIONS This section lists the applications included with Amanda. See the individual man pages for instructions on using them. For complete How-To information, consult the Aman more»
AMFETCHDUMP(8) System Administration Commands AMFETCHDUMP(8) NAME amfetchdump - ex more»
AMRECOVER(8) System Administration Commands AMRECOVER(8) NAME amrecover - Aman more»
AMRESTORE(8) System Administration Commands AMRESTORE(8) NAME amrestore - extr more»
amanda (1:2.6.1p2-3) testing; urgency=low * re-build -2 specifically for testing because the buil more»
This package was built by Bdale Garbee <email@example.com> using sources downloaded from ftp://ftp.am more»