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FrankenLinux.com: How to Setup Amanda for Backups

May 12, 2001, 12:00 (2 Talkback[s])

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Amanda is a networked backup system, and this guide sets out over the course of 30 pages (printed) to explain how to use it. The author says:

"In the quest for world domination it's important not to forget your backups. And, in the world of backup software, Amanda rocks.

Amanda runs from the inetd daemon and can backup multiple clients to a single backup server. It streams backup data from all of its clients to a holding disk (or directory) before writing the data to tape. This has the dual benefit of not only creating a backup if you forget to change the tape but also accelerating the entire backup process itself. With a Quantum DLT 8000 tape drive, I commonly backed up about 12GB/hour from 13 servers (and this was with no tuning whatsoever. My restores were fast as hell as well.)"

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