Linuxnewbie.org: Amanda Network Backup Made Easy
Jan 31, 2001, 01:52 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This NHF is definitely written toward the more advanced *nix
user, but can certainly be figured out by the beginner! This is
geared not necessarily as a step by step (since each configuration
is totally different), but a general guide to give you an idea of
how the software works and what file to setup, as well as a guide
of setting up the configuration. You will probably not be able to
skim this, sit down and do it. It is not the easiest software to
setup...especially if you are like me and do not necessarily come
from a background of networking and tape backup. Hopefully this
document will help, but if you get stuck...check your man pages, or
feel free to email me-- I will help if I can."
"First, a little background on the software, and the way that it
will be setup. Amanda is an open source network tape-backup system.
An amanda setup will consist of a dedicated host tape server, and
the clients. You will get the same same tarball for each *nix host,
but will configure the nodes differently than the server."