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    Hi, Before you do anything else, I would...

    Hi,

    Before you do anything else, I would suggest making a couple of changes:

    First, I would suggest that you look into the new Zmanda Client for Windows at:
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    Were you able to get this to work? Did you...

    Were you able to get this to work? Did you submit your patch? If not, post it!
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    With regards to bare-metal recovery (BMR) there...

    With regards to bare-metal recovery (BMR) there is a lot more information needed to re-create a box than to just restore files and partitioning information.

    My recommended BMR-style solution...
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    If you already have your Windows clients being...

    If you already have your Windows clients being backed-up by Amanda (via smbclient) then the recovery procedure is as you describe: all the Amanda commands need to be run on a UNIX/Linux machine --...
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    Assuming that the backups you're referring to are...

    Assuming that the backups you're referring to are in the holding disk area, you can use
    amflush <config> <host> to flush the (presumably full) backups to tape. Then you can use
    amadmin <config>...
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    Hi, The Zmanda Management Console (ZMC)...

    Hi,

    The Zmanda Management Console (ZMC) web-based GUI is exclusive to the enterprise version.

    Ken
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    Are you actually using the values MY_CONFIG_NAME...

    Are you actually using the values MY_CONFIG_NAME and MYSERVER_NAME? They are intended to be place-holders for the name of the configuration and the name of your server (respectively.)

    On another...
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    This is only important if you are building the...

    This is only important if you are building the software. If you are using pre-built binaries then you don't need to worry about this.

    On another note, this is a really OLD version of Amanda. You...
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    This is a really OLD version of Amanda. You will...

    This is a really OLD version of Amanda. You will probably have better luck, both with getting support, as well as with finding up-to-date documentation if you download a newer version of Amanda...
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    This is an OLD version of Amanda (I know it...

    This is an OLD version of Amanda (I know it probably shipped with RHEL, but it is old!) You will have better luck (both with getting support, and with having up-to-date documentation) if you run a...
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    Just a side note, you can use the 32-bit 2.6.0...

    Just a side note, you can use the 32-bit 2.6.0 client RPM's on a 64-bit RHEL system just fine. You just need the proper 32-bit runtime bits.
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    Amanda uses the underlying operating system for...

    Amanda uses the underlying operating system for its tape drive access. Most SAN-attached tape drives just show-up as SCSI peripherals on Linux (and Solairs, IIRC) so as long as the server you wish...
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    The best way to do this would be to use 'tail -f'...

    The best way to do this would be to use 'tail -f' on the log file of the running job.
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    Is your dotProject server active while you are...

    Is your dotProject server active while you are trying to run the backup? If so, then the error you're seeing is because that file is currently open, and it cannot be locked by another process.
  15. That is a good idea. Since Xen gives you an...

    That is a good idea. Since Xen gives you an essentially "free" way of creating virtual ethernet adapters, I would dedicate one for backups, and have all your backup operations use it exclusively.
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    Do you have IPv6 disabled on your machine?

    Do you have IPv6 disabled on your machine?
  17. Thread: XFS support?

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    Well, what the configure script is actually...

    Well, what the configure script is actually looking for is the header files to glib or the pkg-config entries for glib (I cannot recall which, ATM) so all it can do is complain that it does not find...
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    If you are using the Zmanda packages, the user...

    If you are using the Zmanda packages, the user will be "amandabackup" in both cases.
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    Hello! Most of the information you read on the...

    Hello!

    Most of the information you read on the forums will be about the community release of Amanda. The community release does not provide the Zmanda Management Console (ZMC) and in administered...
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    Amanda needs to be able to resolve the IP...

    Amanda needs to be able to resolve the IP addresses in the .amandahosts file, so you also need /etc/hosts entries if you are not using DNS.
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    RHEL 2.1 is *roughly* based on Red Hat Linux 7.2...

    RHEL 2.1 is *roughly* based on Red Hat Linux 7.2 (yes, it's that old!) You best bet is to try to recompile the source RPM (.src.rpm) for that platform, if you want to use a newer version of Amanda....
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    You should check your amanda.conf to make sure...

    You should check your amanda.conf to make sure that your changer device is set to "chg-disk". The line should look something like this:

    tpchanger "chg-disk"

    Ken
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    First of all, most of the documentation on the...

    First of all, most of the documentation on the Wiki is for the Zmanda builds of Amanda available at:
    http://www.zmanda.com/download-amanda.php
    so you may end-up seeing some things that don't work...
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    I don't use OpenSUSE on a regular basis, but I...

    I don't use OpenSUSE on a regular basis, but I would guess it to either be (a) on your installation media or (b) available with their online software installation tool -- zypper.

    I think you can...
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    Your best bet is to just modify your cron entry...

    Your best bet is to just modify your cron entry to run multiple times during the day.

    It is a trade-off: You end-up with smaller, higher-level backups for hosts that are always there, but you...
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