View Full Version : Amanda 3.5 Released

September 29th, 2017, 05:38 AM

The Amanda core team is pleased to announce the release of Amanda 3.5.

There is one big change over the 3.4 release, it is the use of multiple threads to connect to the client, this fix a long standing bug where a host fail because another host timed out in the connect system call.

The fix require to remove the suid bit from the amservice, amcheck, planner and dumper program, the new ambind program do the privileged instruction.

Source tarballs are available from


Binaries for many systems are available from


Documentation can be found at


Here's a list of the changes for release 3.5 (from the NEWS file):
Look at the ReleaseNotes and ChangeLog file for more details.

Use different thread to connect to different client
amservice, amcheck, planner, dumper are no longer suid root

new suid program to bind to a privileged port


new tcp_port_range, range of privileged tcp port
new udp_port_range, range of privileged udp port

S3 device

openstack keystone v3 support

device-property STORAGE-API must be set to SWIFT-3
new PROJECT-NAME device-property
new DOMAIN-NAME device-property

rename --directory argument to --target
new --incremental property
new --remove-full-wal property
new --remove-incremental-wal property
fix planner looping
fix overflow in S3 device
fix compilation on OpenBSD
fix race in amarchive reader
fix amflush (flush date selected by user)
fix local auth, use getaddrinfo to find if the host is local
fix dumper cancelling the shm_ring with a STRANGE result
fix chunker hang
Improve taperscan with chg-single and interactivity

August 8th, 2018, 06:59 AM
Where can I find more information on the subject?