Amanda Network Backup - Open Source & Popular Backup solution
Friday, 11 January 2013
Amanda is the most popular 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. Features
Centralized backups of systems on a network
Intelligent backup scheduler
Open formats for backup archives
Backup Linux, Solaris, Windows, OS X, and most UNIX platforms
Backup to Disk, Tapes, Tape Libraries/Changers or Storage Clouds
Optional Compression and Encryption Built-in
AMANDA, the Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver, is a backup solution that allows the IT administrator to set up a single master backup server to back up multiple hosts over network to tape drives/changers or disks or optical media. Amanda uses native utilities and formats (e.g. dump and/or GNU tar) and can back up a large number of servers and workstations running multiple versions of Linux or Unix. Amanda uses a native Windows client to back up Microsoft Windows desktops and servers.
The most recent stable release is version 3.3.3, released on January 10, 2013.
The latest release in the 3.2.x series is 3.2.3, released on May 9, 2011. It is a bug fix release for version 3.2.2.
The latest release in the 3.1.x series is 3.1.3, released on October 5, 2010. It is a security release for version 3.1.2.
Amanda-3.1.2 has a known security vulnerability, and all users should upgrade to Amanda-3.1.3 as soon as possible. See the security alert.