I've used backuppc for many years, but have never gotten amanda to run for me.
I'm always looking at the same issue, with is always client related.
So, what I really need to know is, can amanda be used to backup, linux related systems without the use of amanda-client.

The client software looks so hit and mis, it exists for debian, but not for opensuse, the tarball's don't seem to include it.

1. Is amanda-client being phased out?
2. Can amanda server backup remote clients, without use of amanda-client. Say using ssh?

amanda has differential backups, and for certain data types, it looks like a nice product. But backuppc, running every time, in 30 minutes to an hour, using ssh, even on Windows.

Thank you for your time.

Yonatan Kurovsky