Configuring the amandabackup user so the password does not expire

This article is for Amanda Enterprise (AE)

Info Type: Tip

Info Description:

amandabackup user is used by Zmanda Windows Client to do backups and restoration. If the user password expires, backups and restoration will fail.

To change the password expiration policy:

For clients that do not have Active Directory Installed

  1. Click on Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Local Users and Groups -> Users.
  2. Double Click on ‘amandabackup’ user.
  3. Check “Password never expires” and say Ok.

For machines that have Active Directory Installed (Windows Server)

  1. Administrative Tools -> Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. Double Click on ‘amandabackup’ user under <DomainName>->Users.
  3. Click on ‘Account’ tab and Check “Password never expires” and say Ok.

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