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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. If you're using tcpd, make sure to edit the server's /etc/hosts.allow and allow all client machines into the daemon amandad 2. Edit the server(s) ~backup/.amandahosts and add an entry like: "<client_hostname> root" As always: for more complex s 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»
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-applicati more»
AMFETCHDUMP(8) System Administration Commands AMFETCHDUMP(8) NAME amfetchdump - ex more»
AMOLDRECOVER(8) AMOLDRECOVER(8) NAME amoldrecover - more»
AMRECOVER(8) System Administration Commands AMRECOVER(8) NAME amrecover - Aman more»
AMRESTORE(8) System Administration Commands AMRESTORE(8) NAME amrestore - low- more»