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April 5th, 2015, 12:19 PM

I am New to Amanda, While working with amanda found that Amanda is overwriting on the tape which is the biggest drawback for me cause I am using tape library, and one tape haping capacity of 6.25 TB and my Full backup is of 1 TB, How can I maintain it week wise so that I have every week data with me as a full backup so that if want to restore my data from the full backup of 3 years back of a very specific date made possible.

please guide me on this.


April 6th, 2015, 12:46 AM
Same problem is being faced by me on ver 2.6.1p2. Please guide .. needs urgent support!!

date host disk lv tape or file file part status
2015-04-04 16:13:31 gspc-cloud2 /mnt 1 mar-14 1 1/1 OK
2015-04-05 02:00:01 gspc-cloud2 /mnt 2 mar-15 1 1/1 OK
2015-04-06 02:00:02 gspc-cloud2 /mnt 2 mar-16 1 1/1 OK

Also guide about how to distinguish which number of incremental level is written?

April 6th, 2015, 05:45 AM
Amanda can't append multiple run to the same tape?

The only you can do is do the backup to holding disk (require a 6.25 TB holding disk) and do an amflush every week.

April 26th, 2015, 11:00 PM
Can you try to strace the amidxtaped, or attach a debugger to it.

Add a sleep at the beginning of the program to allow you enough time to attach strace or gdb.