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Amanda is Backup and Archiving software that protects multiple machines running various versions of Linux, UNIX and Microsoft Windows operating systems. It supports tapes, disks, optical media and changers.

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Amanda Backup Skip Tape

Besides manually editing the tapelist, how can I skip a specified tape or make a specified tape the next tape that is run without changing the order of the tapes? This question is already asked here: ...
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AMANDA backup fails with: data read: recv error: shm_ring is cancelled

I have an AMANDA backup process running nightly. About a month ago, we pulled the config into AMANDA 1:3.5.1-build2 (ubuntu package) running on Ubuntu 18.04 (new hardware as well). In the past week ...
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change amanda backup user account on Debian

Is it possible to change the account that runs the amanda client on a Debian host? My site is predominately CentOS 7 and all the amanda clients use amandabackup as the client login. I need a few ...
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amanda backup and take

I'm very new to amanda-backup and also linux I'm looking for the amanda-backup setting https://www.howtoforge.com/centralized-backup-server-with-amanda-on-centos I saw the "tape(?)" setting in ...
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Difference between amgtar and GNUTAR

We have a few hundred systems backing up to a tape library using AMANDA. Every day we get an email with a long list of STRANGE backup results. Almost all of these are because a log file was being ...
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Speeding up AMANDA within the backup window

I'm running AMANDA with an LTO-6 drive spooling off a local RAID array. The backups are beginning to take longer than the eight hour backup window. Are there any config options to cut some time off ...
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Amanda versus Bacula and (modern as of 2017) large backup jobs

I am deploying my first tape backup solution (with Quantum Superloader 3 LTO-7, CentOS 6.9), and I am surprised and stymied by the what seems like daunting configuration requirements of both Bacula ...
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amanda: No space left on device — which device?

I was in the middle of an amanda backup, and after about 60GB, it exited with this error: localhost /home lev 0 FAILED [data write: Connection reset by peer] localhost /home lev 0 partial taper:...
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Amanda/Zmanda backup-recovery Local server

I am trying to recover some files from a tape on Linux, that were placed on there through an amdump. The problem is in order to use amrecover you have to set up the server. Which I do not really know ...
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How can I backup FreeNAS with Amanda backup?

I need to backup FreeNAS with Amanda backup, how can I do this? I cannot find any plugin and I cannot think of how to do it.
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Backing up onto S3 - do I want to use bucket in a different region?

We are using Amanda to send backups to S3. Each host is acting as its own Amanda "server". All hosts are currently using the same S3-bucket -- each has its own subfolder under it. The dumps are saved ...
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disable nagios apache monitoring and amanda client

I´ve cloned a Ubunutu 12.04 virtual Server. The original server uses Nagios for apache monitoring and amanda client for backups. On the clone I want disable both services. Whats the best way for this? ...
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amanda client 3.3.5 for RHEL 5 - dependency issues

Im working to update my various clients to use the latest version of Amanda. The installs work great for RHEL6 but fails on v5 with the following errors: # yum localinstall amanda-backup_client-3.3.5-...
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Getting AMANDA setup - issues with labeling

Im attempting to setup AMANDA to use a TL4000 system with 3 drives and 45 slots. I've run into a few issues that have me stymied: amlabel seems to work about half the time. The rest I get messages ...
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How can I capture a one-time full backup of a server using AMANDA?

Suppose I have a preconfigured AMANDA server running automated network backups of directories specified in my disklists file. Normally, AMANDA will backup targets disks to /dumps/amanda. Is there any ...
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Amanda Backup Client without Amanda Server

In our case we need a central control installed on Windows Server and schedule local backups in remote servers. Transferring remote backups to the central control is not required. For this scenario, ...
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How to perform Amanda Incremental Backup

I had configured and backup some of windows clients I have a few questions: How can I check the incremental backup is performed or a full backup, I use (amdump server1) to backup all client systems, ...
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Amanda backup with SSH fails both client and localhost

I'm trying to get Amanda working with SSH auth. After I installed it on a server and did a basic configuration with harddisk as tape, I got it up and running, no client support though. But I did get ...
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Amanda error: won't eject tape

Im trying to load some new media into my antique tape system. Running this command: amtape ARCHIVE eject gives me this response: amtape: slot 6 not ejected: Unloading Data Transfer Element into ...
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Amanda Backup between restricted networks [server and client not in same network]

We are planning to use Zmanda/Amanda community backup in our organisation. The problem we are facing is that we have our servers scattered at different data centers across globe, some are in client ...
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MySQL ZRM restore failed with mysql error unknown command \0

I am restoring an incremental backup with ZRM server on mysql database. I am having blob data in the tables. The incremental backup not getting restored and giving mysql error unknown command '\0'. ...
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Possible to simulate a NDMP backup?

I like to try Amanda's and Bacula's NDMP backup features, but I don't wan't to try it out on the live NAS, just yet. Ideally would I like to find out which that suites me best, and get familiar with ...
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Amanda: selfcheck fail, client times out

I'm testing an Amanda install on an ubuntu 10.04 server as a backup server for primarily OS X 10.6 clients. The server has been setup and has successfully run backups on specific local directories for ...
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Recover amanda backup without configuration files

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. ...
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Does Zmanda support backup Event Scheduler?

I've been digging up the Zmanda Wiki, but cannot find out any option to backup the event scheduler (--events, -E). Does Zmanda support it?
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Amanda: how to skip a tape?

I swapped out some tapes from our older Amanda system over the weekend. In doing so I was a bit over-eager and took out the first tape that Amanda was expecting to use for the weekly backup run. The ...
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Does the OSS Backup Solution amanda.org support sparse files?

I want to (or better have to) do Backups of my KVM Virtual Machine images. I have searched for days for a good Backup Soloution. I know amanda is a very good solution. It would be kinf if someone kenn ...
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Are old files in holding disk needed for incremental backup?

The holding disk contains the tape images, when a full backup have been made. Can these be deleted, or are they needed when creating incremental backups? Update Another way to ask the same. When a ...
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Is a holding disk required for Amanda?

I have a tape drive connected directly to a server, which have a lot of static data. I.e. the data won't change during the backup window. Does Amanda still need a holding disk?
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Amanda Backup, user-defined exclusion of directories

we are using amanda for doing backups at the company I work for. This worked fairly well for long time, but for various reasons the time for a backup run to complete grew quite large in the last few ...