May 26, 2018



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.

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