Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver

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Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver
Basic data

developer University of Maryland
Current  version 3.5.1
(December 1, 2017)
operating system Linux , Unix , Mac OS X , BSD , Windows , Solaris
programming language C and Perl
category Data backup software
License BSD license

The Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver (AMANDA) offers an automated backup solution based on the client - server principle .

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.


Web links

Individual evidence

  2. ^ W. Curtis Preston (ed.): Unix Backup & Recovery . O'Reilly, 1999, ISBN 1-56592-642-0 ( limited preview in Google Book Search).