Knoppix and Amanda

Knoppix is one of the popular live distributions that can be used in a bare metal recovery situation. Extensive hardware detection support in Knoppix allows for recovery of variety of Windows and Linux systems. Knoppix has complete graphical environment (KDE) and very good networking support.

Knoppix includes system repair tools to partition disks, create filesystems and restore data from backup. Amanda client on the Knoppix CD makes it easy to browse and restore the data files from the system backup. Amanda tool – amrestore allows users to recover files if the Amanda indexes are no longer available.

Latest version of Knoppix (5.1) CD and DVD includes Amanda 2.5.1p1 server and client. The Knoppix CD with latest version of Amanda makes it convenient to recover Windows or Linux system completely.

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