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martineau
October 18th, 2016, 07:27 AM
Hello,

The Amanda core team is pleased to announce the release of Amanda 3.4.

Source tarballs are available from


http://www.amanda.org
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=120



Binaries for many systems are available from


http://www.zmanda.com/download-amanda.php



Documentation can be found at


http://wiki.zmanda.com



Here's a list of the changes for release 3.4 (from the NEWS file):
Look at the ReleaseNotes and ChangeLog file for more details.


Allow to put a dump on more than one storage
Allow to specify which DLE/level go to which storage
amdumpcan dothe vaulting operation (copy from one storage to another one)
Use shared memory to pass data between processes
A CRC is computed on the backup image and is verified on restore.
Run multiple backup inparallel, there is no lock preventing concurrent run.
Add letter based sequence to autolabel and meta-autolabel.
And 'includefile' directive for the disklist.
tapepool, tape are in pool
amanda.conf (index file can be kept sorted, compressed or uncompressed)

compress-index
sort-index

amanda.conf (interface section)

add a src-ip setting.

amanda.conf (dumptype section)

add a retry-dump setting.
add atag setting.
deprecate usetimestamps, it is always "yes"

amanda.conf (new policy section), define when a tape can be reuse or not. A lot more powerful than the tapecycle setting.

retention-tapes
retention-days
retention-recover
retention-full

amanda.conf (new storage section), define how to operate each changer. Many old global setting can be set differently for each storage.

autoflush
autolabel
comment
device-output-buffer-size
dump-selection (select which dle go to that storage)
eject-volume
erase-on-failure
erase-on-full
erase-volume
flush-threshold-dumped
flush-threshold-scheduled
interactivity
labelstr
max-dle-by-volume
meta-autolabel
policy
report-use-media
report-next-media
runtapes
set-no-reuse
tapepool
taperalgo
taperflush
taperscan
taper-parallel-write
tapetype
tpchanger

amanda.conf

labelstr can be a new MATCH-AUTOLABEL keyword, labelstr can use the autolabel variable.
storage (default storage), You can set multiple storage, all DLEs will be sent to all storages
amvault-storage (storage used by amvault)

amvault

deprecated option: --label-template, --dst-changer, --autolabel, they must be set in a storage section
new --dst-storage option to overwrite the default amvault-storage.

amlabel

new --pool and --storage options.

amrmtape

new --list-retention, --list-no-retention and --remove-no-retention options.

amtape

print the RetentionType in the inventory

amadmin

new 'retention' command'

amfetchdump

--init and --no-restore arguments.

s3 device

New READ-FROM-GLACIER and TRANSITION-TO-GLACIER properties, they allow to transition s3 objects to Glacier.

tapelist file

include POOL, STORAGE and CONFIG
You can share the same tapelist file across multiple config.

amgetconf

new --platform argument
new --distro argument

ambackup/ambackupd

new client ambackup program to start a backup of the client
new server service ambackupd
this protocol works even if the client is behind a NAT