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Project:Amanda Enterprise 3.4

Amanda Enterprise 3.4

There are two kinds of administrators: those who read the manuals before installing a new piece of software, and those who don't. With Amanda Enterprise, the second approach often works: the Zmanda defaults assume the most common OS and device configurations, and once installed correctly, backups are very easy to schedule and monitor.

But as with any client/server application that interacts with different programs running on multiple OS platforms, these assumptions can not be correct in all cases. So if you are the type that doesn't read the manual, come back to this page in case you do run into problems.

Verifying Amanda Enterprise System and Environmental Requirements

Almost all failed installations or problems with backups fall into two categories:

  • The Amanda Enterprise server ZBA or one of its clients does not meet the system requirements which include package dependencies.
  • The Amanda Enterprise defaults do not match the local configuration, meaning one or both must be changed.

To avoid these problems, read the Amanda Enterprise 3.4 system requirements.

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