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I have inherited a bunch of old backup tapes that contain some data that needs to be recovered. The problem is that the amanda implementation used to create these backups has since been obliterated.

I am very new to amanda, but was under the impression that the config files are required to recover backed up data.

Is there any easy way to get this data off? If not, what steps should I take?

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You will have to read all the tapes until you find the configuration data.

Install Amanda and use this to recover the configuration :

The Amanda Wiki is a good place to start looking, there are many howto's describing the steps to take to recover your data.

Good luck.

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