Almost all failed installations or problems with backups fall into two categories:
To avoid these problems, read the Amanda Enterprise 3.5 system requirements.
If you intend to run the Amanda Enterprise backup server (referred to as the Amanda server) on the same machine as the file systems being backed up, this is simple: just choose the appropriate binary distribution from the Zmanda network downloads page, install 3.5 using the Installer *run file, then download and install the license key. If you intend to run an Amanda server to back up one or more remote hosts, multiple installations on the remote hosts are required.
These procedures are detailed in Downloading and Installing Amanda Enterprise Components.
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 3.5 Release Notes
Zmanda Management Console Users Manual
Zmanda Backup Appliance
Zmanda Linux Client
Zmanda Mac OS X Client
Zmanda Windows Client
Zmanda Solaris Client
Zmanda Application Agents
Vaulting - Copies of backup media
Amanda Enterprise Man Pages
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