This article is for Amanda Enterprise (AE)
Configuring NDMP volumes/directories for Backup
We recommend the creation of separate backup sets for NDMP backup.
Add NDMP entries to the backup set using Backup | What:
Select NDMP from Filesystem:
Filer Host Name: IP of NDMP FilerVolume Name: Name of NDMP volumeDirectory: Directory of NDMP volume being backed upVendor: NDMP vendorUsername: Username for NDMP filer with NDMP backup and restore permissionsPassword: Password to match above usernameAuth Type: Type of authentication used to connect to NDMP applianceData Path:
DirectTCP – Backups are sent from appliance direct to changer, both accessible by the NDMP FilerAmanda – Allows user to backup to media accessible from the Amanda Server
Compression & Encryption: Only allowed if using Amanda Data Path
For Direct NDMP and 3-Way NDMP configurations, no backup device is required to be setup.For Remote NDMP configurations a Disk, Tape, or Cloud device is required.
In /etc/amanda/ <backup set> (where <backup set> is replaced by the actual name of your backup set), verify there is a file ndmp_filer_shares. If there is not, create the file with the following content:
"IP of Filer" "/vol/backupvol" "root" "root_password" md5
Note: "/vol/backupvol" can be substituted with "/vol/restorevol" or a wildcard (*) can be used to include all.
Replace Ã¢â‚¬Å“IP of FilerÃ¢â‚¬ï¿½ and Ã¢â‚¬Å“/vol/backupvolÃ¢â‚¬ï¿½ with the filerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s IP address and the path to the backup volume, respectively.This file will need to be readable only by the amandabackup user, which can be done with the following command:
chown amandabackup /etc/amanda/ <backup set>/ndmp_filer_shares
chmod 600 /etc/amanda/ <backup set>/ndmp_filer_shares
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