Archive for January, 2008

Amanda talk at Peninsula Linux Users Group

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

I will be talking tomorrow at Bay Area Peninsula Linux Users Group about Amanda. I will discuss Amanda 2.6.0 community release and features. The talk will include a demonstration of Zmanda Management Console and Amanda enterprise product.

I would happy to meet Amanda users who are in bay area and other open source backup administrators.

Congratulations to Sun and MySQL

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Congratulations to Marten and team on Sun’s acquisition of MySQL today! This is a billion dollar stamp of approval on the importance of the LAMP stack. This also gives another strong backing to the business model which involves giving one’s software away for free to up to 99+% of users!

This announcement comes at an interesting time for Zmanda. Just last week we announced support for the Solaris platform for our Amanda Enterprise product line. With our industry leading MySQL backup solution, we now have full coverage of operating systems and database software from the new Sun!

A great day for open source software and business of open source software!

Amanda Webinar: New Perl Interface

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Dustin Mitchell is working on Perl interfaces to the Amanda core. In
the webinar, he will discuss the status of this project, how the new
Perl interfaces fit into Amanda, and how you can use the new Perl

The next Amanda release, version 2.6.0, contains several applications
written using these new interfaces. Alpha downloads of version 2.6.0
are available at
Perl interface documentation is at

The webinar is on Jan 17, 2008 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm GMT and will run
for about one hour, including a question-and-answer period.

Register at