Package: amanda-server (1:3.3.8-1)
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Please consider filing a bug before contacting the maintainer directly.
Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):
- Jose M Calhariz
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
- Homepage [www.amanda.org]
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
- dep: amanda-common (= 1:3.3.8-1)
- Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver (Libs)
- 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