Finally, Windows package for Amanda!!!

Amanda is the most popular open source network and backup recovery software. Amanda administrators have plenty of choices for binary packages for Linux and Unix platforms. We provide RPMs for Redhat and Suse distributions from Zmanda downloads page.

For Windows platforms, admistrators had to build Amanda from source tar ball (using Cygwin). Building Amanda binaries for a platform is a time consuming task and a maintenance nightmare.

We have a created an Amanda client binary package for Windows platform using Microsoft installer. We have tested the package on Windows XP and Windows 2003 server. The package contains easy to use installation interface and includes all Amanda dependencies (including Cygwin). It works with server running Amanda 2.5.X. Amanda wiki has documentation on how to install, configure and use the Windows client.

As always, feel free to ask questions in Amanda forums under sub-forum “Windows client” or if you are successful in using the client, you can answer questions also.

No more excuses for not using Amanda on Windows!!!

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