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wynne
September 5th, 2008, 04:01 AM
Hi Amanda team.

We are looking for a new and robust backup system that meets these two following things:
1) The backup system must have support for bitwise increments, which I understand that Amanda does have.
2) We want the agent on the client side to be aware of file name changes and folder name changes and relocation. We don't want to get to a situation where a 10 GB folder is renamed and backed up as a new folder by the backup system. What we want is that the agent on the client side reports to Amanda (or any other backup system) that the folder just has been renamed and that the files in the folder are the same as before. Thus only the name of the folder is changed on the backup side. The files would then not be backed up twice to two different locations.

At the moment we are using rdiff-backup, which does not support this kind of feature.

Is this possible to setup in an Amanda/Zmanda installation/configuration?

Please ask if anything is unclear.

Best regards, Johan Wynne.

paddy
September 9th, 2008, 08:40 PM
Hi Amanda team.

We are looking for a new and robust backup system that meets these two following things:
1) The backup system must have support for bitwise increments, which I understand that Amanda does have.
2) We want the agent on the client side to be aware of file name changes and folder name changes and relocation. We don't want to get to a situation where a 10 GB folder is renamed and backed up as a new folder by the backup system. What we want is that the agent on the client side reports to Amanda (or any other backup system) that the folder just has been renamed and that the files in the folder are the same as before. Thus only the name of the folder is changed on the backup side. The files would then not be backed up twice to two different locations.

At the moment we are using rdiff-backup, which does not support this kind of feature.

Is this possible to setup in an Amanda/Zmanda installation/configuration?

Please ask if anything is unclear.

Best regards, Johan Wynne.

Please contact sales@zmanda.com on how to do this.

thanks,
Paddy