May 26, 2018
WHAT IS AMANDA?
This is a release of Amanda, the Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver. Amanda is a backup system designed to archive many computers on a network to a single large-capacity tape drive.
Here are some features of Amanda
- written in C, freely distributable.
- built on top of standard backup software Unix dump/restore, and later GNU Tar and others.
- will back up multiple machines in parallel to a holding disk, blasting finished dumps one by one to tape as fast as we can write files to tape. For example, a ~2 Gb 8mm tape on a ~240K/s interface to a host with a large holding disk can be filled by Amanda in under 4 hours.
- does simple tape management will not overwrite the wrong tape.