View Full Version : Amanda 2.5.0 has been released

March 24th, 2006, 08:32 AM
From Jean-Louis Martineau e-mail:
The Amanda core team is pleased to announce the release of Amanda
2.5.0. It is a significant milestone in Amanda project.

Here's a list of the changes for release 2.5.0 (from the NEWS file):
Look at the ChangeLog file for more details.

Changes in release 2.5.0

- Communication security/authentication: Kerberos 4/5, OpenSSH
- Data security: Symmetric/Assymetric encrytion algorithms (aesutil and
gpg encryption), Encryption can be done on server or client, Custom
encryption utilities can be used.
- Compression: Ability to add custom compression tools. This is a really
useful feature especially since it can specified for a DLE. You can
use different compression algorithm for images, binaries, ascii files
and so on.
- Dump images spanning multiple media volumes - Dump images are no
longer restricted to a single media volume (tape or vtape). Data
restoration can be done using amrecover and amfetchdump commands.
- Auto tape labelling - This optional feature is good for disk backups.

If you find bug in this release, please submit a bug report on
sourceforge in the group v2.5.0.

If you successfully use 2.5.0, please post your success reports to

For documentation, you can see http://wiki.zmanda.com
or http://www.amanda.org/docs