View Full Version : I need the help with backup

July 22nd, 2015, 05:56 PM
please can you tell me how amanda deals with old backups?

August 26th, 2015, 02:44 AM
Old backups are stored in a amanda tape, when you overwrite the information in tape the data will left the tape.There is tapecycle which perform this action again and again.

August 31st, 2015, 11:34 PM
Amanda keeps a record of all backups that are on tape, whether real or virtual. When a tape is overwritten, the information of the overwritten data is forgotten.
Your data is preserved for essentially "tapecycle" runs. After that point, Amanda will overwrite any tape that was written over "tapecycle" runs ago.
Tapes can be put on the shelf and preserved if you have enough tapes in rotation or they will be overwritten when used again.