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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 a quick start read the README.client.debian in /usr/doc/amanda-client.
Explanation of suggested programs: - awk and gnuplot are 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 client(s) ~backup/.amandahosts and add an entry like: "<server_hostname> root" As always: for more complex setups consult the man more»
AMRECOVER(8) AMANDA INDEX AMRECOVER(8) NAME amrecover - Amanda index database browser SYNOPSIS amrecover [ [ -C ] config ] [ -s index-server ] [ -t tape- server ] [ -d tape-device ] DESCRIPTION Amrecover browses the database of Amanda index files to determine which tapes contain files to recover. Furthermore, it more»
amanda (1:2.4.0-3) frozen unstable; urgency=low * be consistent about pointing to /var/lib/amanda/amandates, closes 21811. * be consistent about supporting suidregister. * make sure user backup's home directory exists before using it in the amanda-common postinst, closes 21897. -- Bdale Garbee <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sun, 3 May 1998 20:48:38 -0600 amanda (1:2.4.0-2) frozen unstable; urgen more»
This package was built by Bdale Garbee <email@example.com> using sources downloaded from ftp://ftp.am more»