Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver
|Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver|
|developer||University of Maryland|
(December 1, 2017)
|operating system||Linux , Unix , Mac OS X , BSD , Windows , Solaris|
|programming language||C and Perl|
|category||Data backup software|
The backup server requests full or incremental backups from its clients at certain intervals. If required, these are then temporarily stored on a so-called holding disk and then written to the tape in the tape drive or the tapes in the tape library or in a virtual tape library .
AMANDA can back up with tar or dump / restore if desired . The tapes can then be restored with the appropriate computer programs or with amrestore .
Instead of physical tapes, virtual tapes can also be used, for example in the form of files on RAID arrays. The program is designed as a complete solution. It offers management functions for used tapes and can address tape changers and label printers.
In 1999, Amanda was the most popular free backup utility of its kind.
- W. Curtis Preston (Ed.): Backup & Recovery . O'Reilly, 2007, ISBN 978-0-596-10246-3 , pp. 125–147 ( limited preview in Google Book search).