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Package: amanda-server (1:3.3.8-1)

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Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):

  • Jose M Calhariz

It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.

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Warning: This package is from the staging distribution. That means it is likely unstable or buggy, and it may even cause data loss. Please be sure to consult the changelog and other possible documentation before using it. The package will automatically migrate to the current development distribution, when it has been tested.

Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver (Server)

Amanda is a backup system designed to archive many computers on a network to a single large-capacity tape drive. This package is suitable for large amounts of data to backup. For smaller solutions take a look at afbackup, tob, ...

 Features:
  * will back up multiple machines in parallel to a holding disk, blasting
    finished dumps one by one to tape as fast as they can be written 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

Other Packages Related to amanda-server

  • depends
  • recommends
  • suggests
  • dep: amanda-common (= 1:3.3.8-1)
    Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver (Libs)
  • dep: bsd-mailx
    simple mail user agent
    or mailx
    virtual package provided by bsd-mailx, mailutils, s-nail
  • dep: libc6 (>= 2.14) [amd64]
    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
    also a virtual package provided by libc6-udeb
    dep: libc6 (>= 2.4) [i386]
  • dep: libcurl3 (>= 7.16.2)
    easy-to-use client-side URL transfer library (OpenSSL flavour)
  • dep: libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.28.0)
    GLib library of C routines
  • dep: libssl1.0.2 (>= 1.0.2d)
    Secure Sockets Layer toolkit - shared libraries
  • sug: amanda-client (= 1:3.3.8-1)
    Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver (Client)
  • sug: cpio
    GNU cpio -- a program to manage archives of files
    or mt-st
    Linux SCSI tape driver aware magnetic tape control (aka mt)
  • sug: gnuplot
    Command-line driven interactive plotting program, version 5

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