Amanda 2.6.1, a major release of Amanda was released today after two beta releases. The beta releases were widely tested by lots of users in various platforms. Binaries for Linux distributions, OpenSolaris and Windows (with Open file backup support) are available in Zmanda downloads page.
Release focus was creation of new APIs and strengthening current APIs. APIs allow developers to extend Amanda in various dimensions, creating a data protection platform. API to create new application backups (Application API), support for post and pre backup processing (Script API), support for media changers (Changer API) and support for data transfer methods (Xfer API) are available.Â Amanda wiki provides the complete list of changes in this release.
Thanks to all users and developers who contributed to this release.