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    Amanda user in Debian packages

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    I wonder if it is possible to change the default user of yours amanda client from 'amandabackup' to 'backup' which is Debian's default for their amanda package.
    Now amanda-client-3.3.0 (for...
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    Upgrade form 2.5.2 - things to consider

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    Before I start the upgrade process I'd like to know about some gotchas. Where should I point the special attention?

    One thing especially comes to mine mind. When amanda rotates the tapes it...
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    Hi, here is part of my kernel log. I have LSI...

    Hi, here is part of my kernel log. I have LSI logic board (mptscsih). I'm putting this here because I'd like to be sure that the logs talk about tape failure and not hardware problems of my precious...
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    Bad tape? Tape error: out of tape

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    I've beeen using amanda (2.5.2) for about half an year without problems. And the last sunday during the normal full bakup cycle to tape amanda send me this:

    .....
    These dumps were to tape...
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    Making the necessary nodes by hand is tricky. I...

    Making the necessary nodes by hand is tricky. I really don't remember all the magic behind nodes. It is much simpler to copy all /dev files. I can do it using amanda form backed server or even...
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    udev and bare metal recovery

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    The goal is: my backups should give me the way to do full bare metal recovery in case of hardware disaster.

    So I'v been happy with my amanda setup until udev arrived. One day I have tested the...
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    Amanda needs fine tunning for vtapes

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    What I mean by the topic above is: amanda is not well suited for disk based backups. I'v been posting my thoughts about backuping to vtapes and found that not only me found the same problems or...
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    Many lev 0 backup during dumpcycle?

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    I wonder why amanda is doing full backups day after day having this config:
    dumpcycle 14
    runspercycle 12 # just weekdays
    tapecycle 14 tapes


    Part of my dumps...
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    This is one of the aproaches I have considered,...

    This is one of the aproaches I have considered, but it is against my goal: having offsite backup every day. In the scenario above when my vtape storage dies on firday all i have to say to users is:...
  10. Special (national) characters in filenames - recovery problem

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    I'v searched the mailing list and this forum and found very little about problems with: restoring files with special characters in their names.

    I'm using debian/stable, amanda 2.5.1.p1....
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    One note. If I do this the way mentioned above...

    One note. If I do this the way mentioned above what about archiving? I want lets say one tape every month with full backup to put on the shelf. RAIT can't help me here AFAIK?



    But having such a...
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    Hm. OK amanda knows nothing about how data is...

    Hm. OK amanda knows nothing about how data is stored inside archived files but the tar or dump knows it pretty well. I'm not sure about tar's features to cope with its archives, but I can see a...
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    Hi...

    Hi
    http://network.zmanda.com/pdf/Advantages%20of%20Amanda%20over%20Proprietary%20Backup.pdf

    Well, this could work but is not good solution.
    1. Having dumpcycle 30 I have a lot of data on the...
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    vtapes to real tapes

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    I'm trying to figure out how to make reliable, easy to use and efficient backup of my vtapes library to my real LTO3.

    I'm currently reading the docs from zamanda, and found this:

    'You...
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    Disk to disk to tape plan

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    Stil learning amanda to find the best way do disk2disk2tape backup. Well, disk2disk is working ok, but I have no idea how to make second part working (disk2tape).

    My backup plan: dumpcycle 30 ...
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    OK. So I'v got the point. From the...

    OK. So I'v got the point.



    From the manual, but kill me I simply can't find it now. Of course the number are my own. the link above is very similiar to what I'v been reading.

    So having 30...
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    Amanda is focused on tapes only

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    The subject says it all. When you want to backup to disk mainly and only from time to time make offsite storage amanda is not friendly. It does backups to hard disk but not from the hard disk...
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