Linuxnewbie.org: Amanda Network Backup Made EasyJan 31, 2001, 01:52 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Heckart)
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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."