This article is for Amanda Enterprise (AE)
Amanda Enterprise Server can be configured to back up all backup sets, a specific backup set, or even backup entries for a specific host via SSH authentication for secure data transfer. This support is available only on Linux/Solaris/Mac OS X clients and is not available for Windows clients.
How to back up All Linux/Unix clients using SSH
How to back up specific Linux/UNIX clients or a specific backup set that backs up only Linux/UNIX clients via SSH
How to restore a backup image using SSH (only applicable for AE 3.1 and earlier):
Note: This only applies to restoring backups via ZMC in AE 3.1 and earlier. All backups restored via ZMC in AE 3.3 and later do not fall back to using SSH even if the restore service is not running on the restore host and thus are never performed as an encrypted transfer. In AE 3.1 and earlier, the password of the root user on the target restore host will be required on the ZMC Restore| Restore page when the restore is run as directed below. Root privileges arerequired to set the original permissions and ownership of the restored file(s).