There are two kinds of administrators: those who read the manuals before installing a new piece of software, and those who don't. With Amanda Enterprise, the second approach often works: the Zmanda defaults assume the most common OS and device configurations, and once installed correctly, backups are very easy to schedule and monitor.
But as with any client/server application that interacts with different programs running on multiple OS platforms, these assumptions can not be correct in all cases. So if you are the type that doesn't read the manual, come back to this page in case you do run into problems.
Almost all failed installations or problems with backups fall into two categories:
To avoid these problems, read the Amanda Enterprise 3.4 system requirements.
Comprehensive and detailed manuals cover both the GUI console (called the Zmanda Console Manager or ZMC) and command-line interfaces to Amanda Enterprise. The man pages are also installed along with the Amanda server.
Amanda Enterprise 3.4 Release Notes
Zmanda Management Console Users Manual PDF
Zmanda Backup Appliance
Zmanda Linux Client
Zmanda Mac OS X Client
Zmanda Windows Client
Zmanda Solaris Client
Zmanda Application Agents
Setting up an Amazon S3 Storage Account for Use with Amanda
Vaulting - Copies of backup media
Amanda Enterprise Man Pages
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