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Backup to Amazon S3

Zmanda’s mission is to ensure that our customers can always recover their data while making backup simple, secure and cost-effective. Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) fits perfectly with this mission.

In addition to traditional backup to disk and tape, Amanda Enterprise can now use Amazon S3 to backup, archive and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the Internet. Amanda Enterprise customers now get access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites.


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Selecting Amazon S3 as a target for backup with ZMC


The intuitive browser-based Zmanda Management Console (ZMC) makes it very easy to configure Amazon S3 as a target for backup and archiving. After initial configuration, Amanda Enterprise securely sends a copy of your data for safe and secure storage on Amazon S3.


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EUDPD Compliant


EUDPD Compliant: With Amanda Enterprise 3.0, this option is compliant with the EU Data Protection Directive. You can choose to constrain your backup data to go to Amazon’s data centers within the EU boundaries.


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Tape Backup vs. Amazon S3

In comparison to traditional storing of tapes off-site for disaster recovery, the Amazon S3 provides streamlined recovery process with minimal downtime for your business.

Recovery from off-site tapeRecovery from Amazon S3
Identify location of the required tapesFind files or directories using intuitive ZMC and click Restore
Request your off-site tape storage vendor, e.g., Iron Mountain, to deliver the tapes
Mount and read the tape until required data is found and recovered
Unload the tape and repeat with another tape if required
Total downtime for best case scenario is hours, but usually takes several days Total downtime is a few minutes

Read how Amanda Enterprise Amazon S3 Storage Option is considered the leading “hybrid online backup solution” by Illuminata.


Backup to Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage provides an excellent location for off-site backups for disaster recovery purposes.

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In addition to traditional backup to disk and tape, Amanda Enterprise can now use Google Cloud Storage to backup, archive and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the Internet. Amanda Enterprise customers now get access to Google's advanced storage infrastructure to store and reliably access their backup data.

Selecting Google Cloud Storage as a target for backup with ZMC

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The intuitive browser-based Zmanda Management Console (ZMC) makes it very easy to configure Google Cloud Storage as a target for backup and archiving. After initial configuration, Amanda Enterprise securely sends a copy of your data for safe and secure storage on Google Cloud.

EUDPD Compliant

EUDPD Compliant: With Amanda Enterprise 3.3, this option is compliant with the EU Data Protection Directive. You can choose to constrain your backup data to go to Google’s data centers within the EU boundaries.

Tape Backup vs. Google Cloud Storage

In comparison to traditional storing of tapes off-site for disaster recovery, the Google Cloud Storage provides streamlined recovery process with minimal downtime for your business.

Recovery from off-site tapeRecovery from Google Cloud Storage
Identify location of the required tapesFind files or directories using intuitive ZMC and click Restore
Request your off-site tape storage vendor, e.g. Iron Mountain, to deliver the tapes
Mount and read the tape until required data is found and recovered
Unload the tape and repeat with another tape if required
Total downtime for best case scenario is hours, but usually takes several daysTotal downtime is a few minutes

Zmanda Disaster Recovery Solution

The Zmanda Disaster Recovery Solution provides robust and cost-effective disaster recovery capabilities for your critical data assets. This solution includes the software, Disaster Recovery (DR) Option for Amanda Enterprise (AE), and the services required to architect and implement your specific disaster recovery plan. The DR Option replicates the Amanda backup server to a remote server.

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The DR Option for Amanda Enterprise supports all platforms and applications backed up by Amanda Enterprise: filesystem data on systems running Linux, Solaris, Windows, and Mac OS X as well as application and database data residing in MS Exchange, MS SharePoint, MS SQL, Oracle and Postgres. You don't need the cost and complexity of a replication mechanism for each individual OS and database. You backup all your critical assets to the Amanda server already; the DR Option replicates all your backup archives, backup catalog and configuration to the remote server. This replication can be done per your desired schedule, independent of the schedule of your backup runs. You can replicate selected backup sets or all backup sets to the remote server.

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The solution provides full failover and restoration capability for your AE implementation. The failover site can be another location within your own network or hosted on a private or a public cloud. If you use Amazon S3 as the routine storage destination for your backups, we can configure a secondary AE server in the cloud to manage the recovery process for your data.schedule, independent of the schedule of your backup runs. You can replicate selected backup sets or all backup sets to the remote server.

As part of this service we will:


The Zmanda Disaster Recovery Solution deliverables include:


Leverage our Expertise: Zmanda Professional Services engineers have extensive experience creating backup strategies across all supported system types, storage devices, and operating systems. Our PS engineers work closely with Amanda core developers while creating optimal backup solutions for customers. This depth of understanding lets us design and implement a superior disaster recovery solution that is closely tailored to your needs.


Affordable: The Zmanda Disaster Recovery Solution is available as an annual subscription that includes implementation, through secured remote shell, by Zmanda Professional Services.


NDMP Option for Amanda Enterprise

High-performance, Scalable backups for Storage Appliances and Filers

The NDMP (Network Data Management Protocol) Option for Amanda Enterprise enables high performance backup and recovery of Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices such as NetApp Storage Systems and Sun ZFS Storage Appliances. NDMP allows backup data to be transported directly from the NAS device to the backup device without passing through the Amanda Enterprise server. This speeds up backups in many environments, thus reducing the backup window, as well as minimizing the demands placed on the corporate LAN.

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This Option supports full and incremental backups using the NDMP protocol. Meta-data for the backup images is stored on the Amanda Server. Tape drives can be shared across multiple NDMP and non-NDMP backup sets. You can recover the entire filesystem or specific files from the backup images. All filesystem meta-data attributes, including UNIX and Windows file attributes, are maintained when backing up and recovering data using NDMP.

Zmanda Management Console provides a common policy manager for all your NDMP and non-NDMP backups. It also provides monitoring and reporting for NDMP based backups.

The Amanda Enterprise NDMP Option supports all three NDMP topologies:

Direct NDMPThree-way NDMP (aka Filer-to-Filer)Remote NDMP
Data flows directly from the NAS device to the tape driveData flows from the NAS device to a tape drive connected to another NAS device.Data flows through the Amanda Backup server to any media (tape, disk or cloud) supported by Amanda Enterprise.

Note that Encryption and Compression of NDMP based backup data is supported only in the Remote NDMP configuration.

System Requirements:

Storage Device (NAS)Tape DrivesBackup Server OS
NetApp Storage Systems, Sun ZFS Storage Appliances, EMC Celerra NS Series, Isilon OneFS, BlueArc Mercury & Titan (NDMP v.4 support is required).Direct or SAN attached to the NAS device. Must be supported by the NAS Operating System.All supported Linux distributions for Amanda Enterprise server.

For more information on Amanda Enterprise, please contact Zmanda Sales.