All Zmanda platform clients interface seamlessly with the Zmanda Management Console (ZMC) to provide one intuitive, point-and-click interface to backup multiple Linux, Solaris, Windows, and Mac OS X systems. System administrators benefit from fast installation and configuration, enterprise-class functions, central management, intelligent scheduling, standard open formats, and responsive technical support.

Zmanda backup clients only use industry-standard data formats. Whereas, all other commercial backup products employ their own proprietary data formats that lock you in by requiring data to be restored with the same product used for backup.

Supported Platforms

  • Linux
  • Solaris
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X

Supported Virtual Machines

  • VMware
  • Hyper-V

Features At A Glance

Central management console
Full/ incremental backup levels
Support for hard links
Support for sparse files
Timestamps unchanged
Include/ exclude lists
Encryption
Compression
Support for resource forks N/A N/A N/A
Uses standard format for backup data TAR TAR ZIP TAR
Cross platform restore

Wide Platform and Release Support

Amanda Enterprise backup server is installed on either a Linux or Solaris server, and Zmanda clients are installed on all file server, database server, email server and application servers, workstations and desktops to facilitate backups to the backup server.

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Reliable, cost-effective backup and recovery protection for your Linux systems

The Zmanda Linux Client provides a reliable, cost-effective solution to protect your Linux systems. Zmanda Linux Clients interface seamlessly with the Zmanda Management Console, enabling administrators to use one intuitive, point-and-click interface to backup multiple Linux, Solaris, Windows, and Mac OS X systems — as well as Exchange Server, SQL Server, and Oracle databases. A single Linux backup server can scale to backup and recover hundreds of workstations running various versions of Linux.

Amanda Enterprise is the only commercial backup and recovery software that uses open formats for backup images. The Zmanda Linux Client uses the standard tar format, giving you the option to recover your data even without Zmanda software.

  • Centralized and scalable Linux backups: Backup multiple Linux systems to a single master backup server without impacting users and applications
  • Simple, flexible backups: Supports full and incremental backups.
  • Open source formats: Uses only industry-standard data formats such as tar data format.
  • Hard links: Maintains the integrity of hard links during backup.
  • Sparse files: Supports the backup of sparse files to optimize the use of storage media for backups.
  • Sparse files: Supports the backup of sparse files to optimize the use of storage media for backups.
  • Timestamps unchanged: File timestamps remain intact during backup.
  • Include/exclude lists: Administrators can choose to include or exclude specific files and directories during backup.
  • Encryption: Administrators can choose which data to encrypt, which standard encryption algorithm to use, and whether to encrypt data on the client or on the server.
  • Compression: Uses only industry standard compression utilities, and allows administrators to choose the optimal compression algorithm for the data and the resources available, as well as whether to compress the data on the client or the server.
  • Wide platform support: Wide support for Linux distributions on x86 platform: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Fedora, Open SuSE, Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS.
To know about the supported versions of Linux operating systems for the backup clients check out the compatibility matrix

Reliable, cost-effective backup and recovery protection for your Solaris and OpenSolaris systems

The Zmanda Solaris Client provides a reliable, cost-effective solution to protect your Solaris and OpenSolaris systems. Zmanda Solaris Clients interface seamlessly with the Zmanda Management Console, enabling administrators to use one intuitive, point-and-click interface to backup multiple Linux, Solaris, Windows, and Mac OS X systems - as well Exchange Server, SQL Server, and Oracle databases.

Amanda Enterprise backup server and Zmanda Solaris client are certified with Solaris, OpenSolaris, and ZFS. The backup server supports storage servers such as Sun Fire X4540 OpenStorage Server, storage expansion arrays such as Sun Storage J4400 Array, and StorageTek tape libraries.

Optimized for Solaris

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Amanda Enterprise is the only commercial backup and recovery software that uses open formats for backup images. The Zmanda Solaris Client uses the standard tar format, giving you the option to recover your data even without Zmanda backup software.

  • Centralized and scalable backup: Backup multiple Solaris systems to a single master backup server without impacting users and applications
  • Simple, flexible backups: Supports full and incremental backup modes.
  • Open source formats: Uses only industry-standard data formats such as tar data format.
  • Hard links: Maintains the integrity of hard links during backup.
  • Sparse files: Supports the backup of sparse files to optimize the use of storage media for backups.
  • Timestamps unchanged: File timestamps remain intact during backup.
  • Include/exclude lists: Administrators can choose to include or exclude specific files and directories during backup.
  • Standard Encryption: Administrators can choose which data to encrypt, which standard encryption algorithm to use, and whether to encrypt data on the client or on the server.
  • Standard Compression: Uses only industry standard compression utilities, and allows administrators to choose the optimal compression algorithm for the data and the resources available, as well as whether to compress the data on the client or the server.
  • Platform support: Supports x86/x64 and SPARC architectures.
To know about the supported versions of Solaris operating systems for the clients check out the compatibility matrix

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Reliable, cost-effective backup and recovery protection for your Windows systems

The Zmanda Windows Client provides a reliable, cost-effective solution to protect your physical or virtual systems running Microsoft's Windows operating system. Zmanda Windows Clients interface seamlessly with the Zmanda Management Console, enabling administrators to use one intuitive, point-and-click interface to backup multiple Linux, Solaris, Windows, and Mac OS X systems — as well as Exchange Server, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Oracle databases.

Amanda Enterprise is the only commercial backup and recovery software that uses open formats for backup images. The Zmanda Windows Client uses the standard ZIP64 format, giving you the option to recover your data even without Zmanda software. The Zmanda Windows Client also leverages standard Windows VSS snapshots to enable hot backups of Windows systems without impacting users or applications.

Amanda Enterprise backup server is installed on either a Linux or Solaris server and Zmanda Windows Client is installed on every server and desktop running the Microsoft Windows operating system.

  • Centralized and scalable backup: Backup multiple Microsoft Windows clients to a single master backup server without impacting users and applications
  • Simple, flexible backups: Supports full and incremental backups.
  • Hard links and Junctions: Maintains the integrity of hard links and junction points during backup.
  • Sparse files: Supports the backup of sparse files to optimize the use of storage media for backups.
  • Timestamps unchanged: File timestamps remain intact during backup.
  • Exclude lists: Administrators can choose to exclude files and directories, based on site-specific criteria, during backup.
  • Standard Encryption: Administrators can choose which data to encrypt and which standard encryption algorithm to use on the server. Zmanda Windows Client supports Windows PFX (Personal Information Exchange) certificates.
  • Standard Compression: Uses only industry standard compression utilities and leverages zip compression format. Allows administrator to choose the optimal compression algorithm for the data and the resources available, as well as whether to compress the data on the client or the server.
  • Fast recovery of Active Directory: Protects Windows System State, including Active Directory, to enable fast and easy system restoration or bare-metal recovery to dissimilar hardware and virtual environments. Both user data and operating environment are protected by Zmanda Windows Client.
  • Open file backup: Leverages Microsoft VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) snapshot technology, integral part of Windows operating system, to backup locked and open files on Windows without impacting users or applications. Zmanda Windows Client creates and stores application-consistent point-in-time copies for backup.
  • Open format: Backup images are stored in ZIP64 format which is supported by several tools and utilities.
To know about the supported versions of Windows operating systems for the clients check out the compatibility matrix

Reliable, cost-effective backup and recovery protection for your Windows systems

The Zmanda Windows Client provides a reliable, cost-effective solution to protect your physical or virtual systems running Microsoft's Windows operating system. Zmanda Windows Clients interface seamlessly with the Zmanda Management Console, enabling administrators to use one intuitive, point-and-click interface to backup multiple Linux, Solaris, Windows, and Mac OS X systems — as well as Exchange Server, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Oracle databases.

Amanda Enterprise is the only commercial backup and recovery software that uses open formats for backup images. The Zmanda Windows Client uses the standard ZIP64 format, giving you the option to recover your data even without Zmanda software. The Zmanda Windows Client also leverages standard Windows VSS snapshots to enable hot backups of Windows systems without impacting users or applications.

Amanda Enterprise backup server is installed on either a Linux or Solaris server and Zmanda Windows Client is installed on every server and desktop running the Microsoft Windows operating system.

  • Centralized and scalable backup: Backup multiple Microsoft Windows clients to a single master backup server without impacting users and applications
  • Simple, flexible backups: Supports full and incremental backups.
  • Hard links and Junctions: Maintains the integrity of hard links and junction points during backup.
  • Sparse files: Supports the backup of sparse files to optimize the use of storage media for backups.
  • Timestamps unchanged: File timestamps remain intact during backup.
  • Exclude lists: Administrators can choose to exclude files and directories, based on site-specific criteria, during backup.
  • Standard Encryption: Administrators can choose which data to encrypt and which standard encryption algorithm to use on the server. Zmanda Windows Client supports Windows PFX (Personal Information Exchange) certificates.
  • Standard Compression: Uses only industry standard compression utilities and leverages zip compression format. Allows administrator to choose the optimal compression algorithm for the data and the resources available, as well as whether to compress the data on the client or the server.
  • Fast recovery of Active Directory: Protects Windows System State, including Active Directory, to enable fast and easy system restoration or bare-metal recovery to dissimilar hardware and virtual environments. Both user data and operating environment are protected by Zmanda Windows Client.
  • Open file backup: Leverages Microsoft VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) snapshot technology, integral part of Windows operating system, to backup locked and open files on Windows without impacting users or applications. Zmanda Windows Client creates and stores application-consistent point-in-time copies for backup.
  • Open format: Backup images are stored in ZIP64 format which is supported by several tools and utilities.
To know about the supported versions of Windows operating systems for the clients check out the compatibility matrix

Reliable, cost-effective backup and recovery protection for your Macintosh systems

The Zmanda Mac OS X Client provides a reliable, cost-effective solution to protect your Macintosh systems running Apple’s Mac OS X operating system. Zmanda Mac OS X clients interface seamlessly with the Zmanda Management Console, enabling administrators to use one intuitive, point-and-click interface to backup multiple Mac OS X systems as well as other Linux, Solaris, Windows systems, databases and applications on the network.

Amanda Enterprise augments the Time Machine which backs up a single Mac OS X desktop or laptop at a time to local disk. With Amanda Enterprise, you can perform centralized backup of multiple Mac OS X systems and save backups to tape, optical devices and Amazon S3, in addition to disk.

Amanda Enterprise backup server is installed on either a Linux or Solaris server and Zmanda Mac OS X Clients are installed on all servers and desktops running Mac OS X.

  • Centralized and scalable backup: Backup multiple Mac OS X clients to a single master backup server without impacting users and applications
  • Packaged dependencies: Mac OS X Client is an easy to install package with pre-built dependencies.
  • Simple, flexible backups: Supports full and incremental backups.
  • Flexible media options: Write backups to tape, disk, optical devices and Amazon S3.
  • Open source formats: Uses only industry standard data formats such as GNU tar data format.
  • Hard links: Maintains the integrity of hard links during backup.
  • Sparse files: Supports the backup of sparse files to optimize the use of storage media for backups.
  • Timestamps unchanged: File timestamps remain intact during backup.
  • Include/exclude lists: Administrators can choose to include or exclude specific files and directories during backup.
  • Resource forks: Backup preserves resource forks used by many Mac applications and files.
  • Security: Supports data encryption and compression.
  • Support: POWER and Intel architectures.
To know about the supported versions of Mac operating systems for the clients check out the compatibility matrix

Zmanda Client for VMware vSphere and ESXi

Image level backup of VMware based Virtual Machines (VMs)
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  • Hot Backups of VMs: Your VMs are backed up using snapshots, without any downtime.
  • Agentless Backup and Recovery: No software needs to be installed on ESXi or VMs. You can also install Zmanda agents within the VM, e.g. if you would like to backup and recover specific directories and applications.
  • Complete image level backup: The whole VM is backed up to an image which is self-sufficient for restore. No need to re-install and re-configure the OS during recovery process.
  • End-to-End restore: The VM can be fully recovered to the original ESXi server or to a different ESXi server - ready for immediate commissioning.
  • Differential backups (block-level): Zmanda's VMware Client tracks the blocks that have changed since the last full backup. During a differential backup run, only changed blocks are backed up. This makes differential backups faster as well as reduces the amount of backup data transferred and stored. During recovery, a full backup image will automatically be combined with the relevant differential backup image. (Requires VMware 4 or higher)
  • Efficient Backup Storage: Only those blocks that are being used by the VM are backed up. Zmanda VMware Client skips the unused raw space on the VMDKs. This considerably reduces the size of backup images as well as makes the backup process faster by reducing the amount of data being transferred. (Requires VMware 4 or higher)
  • Selective restore of VM disks: Recover just the disks you need or recover just the VM configuration.
  • Full Backup Management Features: Leverage all features of Amanda Enterprise with your VM backups: Compression, Encryption, Retention Policy Control, Monitoring and Reporting.
  • Choice of Media: Backup your VM images to disk, tape or cloud.
  • Consolidated Backups: Manage backup of your physical and virtual machine from a unified management console.
  • No Proxy Servers Required: Your VMs will be backed up directly to the Amanda Backup Server, without needing another proxy server required in some solutions.

Zmanda Client for VMware vSphere and ESXi is installed on the same (Linux based) system as the Amanda Enterprise Backup Server. The client use vStorage API to directly communicate with ESXi. You need one license for this client for each vSphere or ESXi Host (Hypervisor) being protected. You can protect an unlimited number of VMs on each of the hypervisors.

To know about the supported versions of VMWare for the clients check out the compatibility matrix

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