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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.
For important notes, see /usr/share/doc/amanda-server/README.Debian.
Explanation of suggested programs: - perl is needed for some non essential server utilities - gnuplot is needed for plotting statistics of backups - to backup the tape server, you need to install the client too
amanda for DEBIAN ----------------- Since every Amanda installation is different, there is some work you need to do to configure your server. For a simple setup, as root you need to: 1. Create a directory under /etc/amanda for your backup config, we'll assume a name 'DailySet1' as our example. mkdir /etc/amanda/DailySet1 Make sure that /etc/amanda and all the files under it are owner a more»
README for template.d directory ------------------------------- This directory contains seven files that are used by amserverconfig. amanda-harddisk.conf: contains common parameters for a typical Amanda configuration using virtual tapes. amanda-single-tape.conf: contains common parameters for a typical Amanda configuration using one tape. amanda-tape-changer.conf: contains common par more»
amanda (1:3.3.0-1) unstable; urgency=low As of version 3.3.0, Amanda now uses bsdtcp as the default auth method, and the package postinst scripts install a suitable inetd entry. You may need to update existing amanda.conf files to reflect this change, as such configs are often hand-crafted to meet site expectations. You may also need to adjust inetd or xinetd configs to include bo more»
ACTIVATE-DEVPAY(1) ACTIVATE-DEVPAY(1) NAME activate-devpay more»
AMADMIN(8) System Administration Commands AMADMIN(8) NAME amadmin - admini more»
AMANDA(8) System Administration Commands AMANDA(8) NAME amanda - The Ope more»
AMCHECK(8) System Administration Commands AMCHECK(8) NAME amcheck - run Am more»
AMCHECKDB(8) System Administration Commands AMCHECKDB(8) NAME amcheckdb - chec more»