View Full Version : Amanda 3.3.0beta1 released

April 1st, 2011, 03:45 AM
The first beta of amanda-3.3.0 is available from

http://www.zmanda.com/download-amanda.php (binary packages; version 3.3.0beta1)
http://amanda.org/download.php (tarball; under "Development")

The more testing this release can get, the better, try it.

Documentation can be found at


Here's a list of the changes for release 3.3.0beta1 (from the NEWS file):
Look at the ReleaseNotes and ChangeLog file for more details.

chg-aggregate: new changer that use other changer sequentially.
Add meta label in tapelist file

support for removable disk
new NUM-SLOT property
new AUTO-CREATE-SLOT property
new REMOVABLE property
new MOUNT property
new UMOUNT property
new UMOUNT-LOCKFILE property
new UMOUNT-IDLE property

new taperscan algorithm:

oldest: this algorithm try to run through the volumes in the oldest order.
lexical: this algorithm try to run through the volumes in the natural order.

Change in amanda.conf

new meta-autolabel option
autolabel can include org, config, barcode, meta in the label
new client-name option in appication and script

application and script in amanda-client.conf can be used to set default
properties for application or script.

The label argument is no longer required, an autolabel can be generated
new --meta option
new --barcode option
new --assign option

amgtar, amstar: The path must be specified, it will not works with a device.
amrecover: decompression and decryption are now done on the client if compression/encryption was done on the client.
amtape: inventory print the current slot

autoflush have value "no|yes|all"
script have single-execution setting
add pre-amcheck, post-amcheck, pre-estimate, post-estimate, pre-backup and post-backup to execute-on of script
add taperscan and interactivity section
add 'server' value in recovery-limit
add dump-limit in a dumptype


add amdump-server setting

script are searched in $APPLICATION_DIR, $CONFIG_DIR/<conf>/application and $CONFIG_DIR/application

add -s argument
is also installed on client

new amdumpd server service, if enable, it allow client to start a backup of itself
new amdump_client program, it is use on client to start a backup of itself