Amanda Community and Amanda Enterprise Editions: Open Source Backup for Everyone

The Amanda open source backup server protects more data than any other open source backup solution. It allows backup administration through a single backup server that can back up one or more client systems. Amanda Enterprise combines the benefits of open source backup with enterprise-level support, a graphical user interface for the server, and enhanced backup client software such as the ability to perform hot backups on Windows server applications (separate licensing required).

Example Amanda Backup Server and Clients

The advantages of Amanda/Amanda Enterprise include:

  • Backs up clients of all the relevant server and desktop OSs: Linux/Unix, Windows, and MacOSx.
  • Uses non-proprietary native archive utilities (such as dump, tar, and zip).
  • Backs up to any device accessible to the Amanda backup server. Use of virtual tapes allows backup to disk media.
  • Parallel operation and intelligent scheduling ensure scalability both in number of systems backed up and in size of backup sets.
  • Separately-licensed application modules allow intelligent backup of selected application servers such as Oracle and MS Exchange (Enterprise only).

Amanda Community Edition Documentation