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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2005

    Default Amanda 3.2.0 released


    The Amanda core team is pleased to announce the release of Amanda 3.2.0. Thank you to everyone who tested beta.

    Source tarballs are available from

    * [url][/url]
    * [url][/url]

    Binaries for many systems are available from

    * [url][/url]

    Documentation can be found at

    * [url][/url]

    Here's a list of the changes for release 3.2.0 (from the NEWS file):
    Look at the ReleaseNotes and ChangeLog file for more details.

    Release Notes for 3.2.0:

    * Support for multiple simultaneous writes to storage devices
    o Can write to all available drives in parallel.
    o Works only with the new changer API.
    o Useful if two or more volumes are used in a single run.
    o dump direct to tape can be scheduled any time during the run, previously they were done sequencially after all dump to holding disk.
    o enabled with the new 'taper-parallel-write' configuration option.
    * Support for LEOM in storage devices
    o allows splitting without partial parts, saving space.
    o much more efficient, since parts need not be cached on disk in most cases.
    * new, simpler splitting commands in the tapetype section
    o part-size, part-cache-type, part-cache-dir, part-cache-max-size
    o see amanda.conf(5) for details
    * Amanda server configuration file changes (amanda.conf)
    o new configuration keyword:
    + taper-parallel-write -- How many drive amanda can write to in parallel.
    o deprecated configuration keywords:
    + amrecover_do_fsf
    + amrecover_check_label
    * The CONFIG parameter to amidxtaped is now required; this means that versions of amrecover older than 2.4.3 will be unable to recover from servers running Amanda-3.2 and later.
    * The new dumptype and global parameters 'recovery-limit' can be used to limit which hosts may recover from a particular DLE. See amanda.conf(5) and amanda-auth(7) for more information.
    * Several old changers have been removed - these changers will work with Amanda for the forseeable future, but are no longer included in the distribution.
    o chg-chio
    o chg-chs
    o chg-iomega
    o chg-juke
    o chg-mcutil
    o chg-mtx
    o chg-null (use the new "chg-null:")
    o chg-rait (use the new "chg-rait:{dev1,dev2}")
    o chg-rth
    o chg-scsi-chio
    o chg-scsi
    * Amvault is much improved, but still experimental:
    o supports assembling split parts on the source volume and re-splitting them on the destination
    o supports filtering dumps with the same syntax as amfetchdump
    o a --fulls-only option skips all incremental dumps on the source
    o an --export option tries to move tertiary volumes to import/export slots when completed
    o command-line syntax has changed incompatibly; see manpage or 'amvault --help'
    * Rewritten and improved:
    o amoverview
    o amcheckdump

  2. #2

    Default Unable to compile Amamda in 15 minutes


    I followed the steps in the 15 minute guide but am unable to complete in 15 mins.

    when i execute the amserverconfig command i am getting the following error message.

    -sh-3.2$ amserverconfig DailySet1 --template harddisk --tapedev /dev/
    Display all 201 possibilities? (y or n)
    -sh-3.2$ amserverconfig DailySet1 --template harddisk --tapedev /data/amanda/vtape/DailySet1 --mailto [email protected] --dumpcycle 1week --runspercycle 5 --tapecycle 12 --runtapes 1
    Logging to /var/log/amanda/amserverconfig.20101027111449.debug
    mkdir /etc/amanda/DailySet1
    mkdir /etc/amanda/template.d
    /etc/amanda/template.d directory created
    /var/lib/amanda/gnutar-lists directory exists
    /etc/amanda/DailySet1/advanced.conf created and updated
    mkdir /etc/amanda/DailySet1/curinfo
    mkdir /etc/amanda/DailySet1/index
    curinfo and index directory created
    tapelist file created
    disklist file created
    Creating custom configuration using templates
    custom amanda.conf created
    creating vtape directory
    amlabel vtapes
    mkdir slot1
    "/etc/amanda/DailySet1/advanced.conf", line 1: duplicate parameter; previous definition /etc/amanda/DailySet1/amanda.conf:2
    errors processing config fileWARNING: amlabel vtapes failed at slot 1:
    /var/lib/amanda/example/xinetd.amandaserver contains the latest Amanda server daemon configuration.
    Please merge it to /etc/xinetd.d/amandaserver.
    /var/lib/amanda/.ssh/client_authorized_keys created. Please append to /var/lib/amanda/.ssh/authorized_keys file on Amanda clients
    Error in creating virtual tape, please check log and create virtual tape manually.

    thanks in advance.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005


    Can you check the vtape directories have been correctly created? You will also have to
    fix xinetd amandaserver file.

    Please check [url][/url] for more information.


  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by bmano121 View Post
    mkdir slot1
    "/etc/amanda/DailySet1/advanced.conf", line 1: duplicate parameter; previous definition /etc/amanda/DailySet1/amanda.conf:2

    thanks in advance.

    Dear bmano
    i'm also facing the same problem/error. haev u managed to figure out the solution? would appreciate ur advice on this matter if u do.
    i'm using
    ubuntu 9.0.4 server
    amanda community 3.2.0

    thanks in advance

  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by denoo View Post
    Dear bmano
    i'm also facing the same problem/error. haev u managed to figure out the solution? would appreciate ur advice on this matter if u do.
    i'm using
    ubuntu 9.0.4 server
    amanda community 3.2.0

    thanks in advance
    I was facing the same problem. Seems to be a bug. If you comment out the "dumpuser" setting either from advanced.conf or amanda.conf the problem should be fixed.

  6. #6


    See my sticky note anbout installing Amanda on this forum


  7. #7

    Default Amanda in 15 min wiki issue

    In the file
    Remove the line
    dumpuser "amandabackup" # the user to run dumps under

    Cleanup from the failed attempt:
    Now remove the directory DailySet1 in /etc/amanda.

    Run amserverconfig DailySet1 .......... again and it should now complete.

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