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To install the ZMC, you must first download Amanda Enterprise Edition with the Zmanda Management Console. Packages for all Zmanda products are available from the Zmanda network downloads page. The Amanda Enterprise Edition with ZMC package includes:

  • Amanda Enterprise Server
  • Zmanda Linux or Solaris Client for the server
  • The Zmanda Management Console
  • all of the dependencies for Zmanda Management Console.

Note that browser access to the ZMC requires IE 6 or greater on Windows and Firefox 3.0 or greater on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Other browsers may work, but are not exhaustively tested.

If you are installing Amanda Enterprise 3.0 on the same machine as a Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL server, you must restart the ZRM processes as described here. 

Upgrading from Amanda enterprise 2.6.4

To upgrade from Amanda enterprise version 2.6.4, you must uninstall the old installation and run the version 3.0 installer. Uninstalling the old release while saving the configuration files is the only way to preserve the backup sets you created in the old release; Amanda Enterprise 3.0 cannot directly process backup sets created in older versions of the product. This upgrade procedure only migrates backup set configurations created with the Zmanda Management Console. If you have manually edited Amanda configuration files that need to be preserved, please contact the Zmanda Support Team for assistance.

  1. Begin by backing up all configuration information by running the zm-support tool as described here. Copy the resulting tarball to a safe location.
  2. Uninstall 2.6.4 by running /opt/zmanda/amanda/uninstall and answering "yes" to the "save old data set" prompt. Important Note for customers running ZRM for MySQL and Amanda on the same server: Before running the uninstall script for Amanda Enterprise, you must first stop the ZRM for MySQL services from running (enter /etc/init.d/zmc_zrm stop as root), then restart it manually after the uninstall script completes (/etc/init.d/zmc_zrm start).
  3. Run the downloaded 3.0 installer. It will detect existing installation data and ask for confirmation to copy data from the previous installation.

If you exit the upgrade by clicking No, the installer exits without changing the current installation. If you click Yes to continue with the upgrade, the installer proceeds with the upgrade after you have accepted the License Agreement and have been warned about installing a non-supported distribution.

Caution: Canceling or otherwise interrupting this upgrade process can disable a
working Zmanda Management Console installation. Subsequent attempts to access
the ZMC will then return "cannot reach the localhost" messages. If you
interrupt the upgrade for any reason, make sure to restart the upgrade and run
it to completion.

You are also given the option to retain existing log files, which we recommend that you keep. If the existing files are overwritten, the ZMC will re-fetch Alerts received from Zmanda Network even though the User may have already seen them.

After installation,

  1. You should clear the cache on the browser you use to access the ZMC after completing the upgrade.
  2. When you login, you will be in Admin|Backup Sets page. It will show the status of backup sets that have been migrated to 3.0. Only backup set configuration files that have been migrated to 3.0 will be available for use. Please use Migrate link to migrate backup sets. See Amanda Enterprise 3.0 release notes for more information.


Upgrading Amanda Enterprise 2.6.4 (32-bit) clients to Amanda Enterprise 3.0 (64-bit)

You must uninstall the 2.6.4 32-bit client before installing the 3.0 64-bit version. Uninstalling the 2.6.4 32-bit version is only required if you are upgrading to the 64-bit version of Amanda Enterprise 3.0 client software.

Installing Amanda Enterprise on the Same Server as Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL

After you have used the Rapid Installer (see below) to successfully install Amanda Enterprise 3.0, there are two additional steps to make such an installation work:

  1. Become root and enter the following command at the operating system prompt:
         /etc/init.d/zmc_zrm restart
  2. Still as root, run the following commands and examine the output to make sure that all services are up and running:
        /etc/init.d/zmc_zrm status
       /etc/init.d/zmc_aee status