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Zmanda introduces open source backup and recovery software for Oracle® database and joins Oracle Unbreakable Linux Program

Amanda Enterprise, the IT industry’s leading open source backup and recovery solution, now supports Oracle Enterprise Linux.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – August 4, 2008 – Zmanda™, the leader in open source backup and recovery software, today announced that its flagship product, Amanda Enterprise now supports Oracle® Database running on Oracle Enterprise Linux and is now part of the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support Program. In addition, Amanda Enterprise also supports Oracle Database on Solaris and Windows. Oracle users and IT administrators now have access to leading open source backup and recovery software that is radically simple to use, highly scalable, requires no scripting, and costs as much as 80 percent less than other commercial alternatives.

Oracle users can now take advantage of the many benefits of Amanda Enterprise’s mission-critical open source computing capabilities. This includes the use of an intuitively simple, yet powerful, web-based management console and affordable network backup and recovery solution that is highly scalable, heterogeneous and secure using open formats and a built-in intelligent backup scheduler that shortens backup window and reduces storage and bandwidth consumption.

“Teaming with Zmanda is a win-win for the Oracle and Linux user community,” said Monica Kumar, senior director, Linux and Open Source Product Marketing, Oracle. “Zmanda provides Oracle Unbreakable Linux users access to a simple, affordable, and robust open source backup and recovery option, enabling them to speed time to market and lower cost.”

The new Oracle agents in Amanda Enterprise allow IT administrators to perform backups of Oracle Databases on many platforms including Oracle Enterprise Linux. The Windows agent utilizes the Oracle Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) Writer for coordination of storage-based snapshots and RMAN-based recovery of databases on Windows. For Oracle Databases on Linux and Solaris, the Zmanda Oracle Agent works seamlessly with Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN). Leveraging RMAN capabilities such as block-level corruption detection, file multiplexing, and backup compression, helps ensure backup integrity while optimizing backup performance and space consumption.

Amanda Enterprise is an enhanced and supported version of the world“’s most popular open source backup and recovery software. Amanda Enterprise allows users to easily and affordably backup, archive, and recover servers, workstations, desktops and business-critical applications across a network. The backup data and archives can be stored on disks, tape, optical devices or online storage services such as Amazon S3. Additionally, Amanda is the only backup and recovery solution certified by the Department of Homeland Security as being free of security defects.

“Support for Oracle Database and Oracle Enterprise Linux is a vital component to our overall strategy — to make open source backup and recovery solutions a viable alternative for all enterprise customers,” said Chander Kant, founder and chief executive officer, Zmanda. “We have stayed true to the open source innovation philosophy and are using only open standards and native tool sets in our implementation. Oracle users now have an affordable solution that is so easy to use that it can be administered by DBAs and IT managers alike.”

Zmanda will be exhibiting at LinuxWorld 2008 in both Zmanda’s booth (# 1300) and Oracle’s booth (# 902).

Targeted at mid-sized and enterprise customers, Amanda Enterprise 2.6.4 is available now through Zmanda’s online store at a starting price of $100 per Zmanda Linux Client and $300 per Zmanda Oracle agent. For more information, please contact or visit

Zmanda is also a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

About Zmanda

Zmanda is the global leader in open source enterprise backup and recovery. The company’s solution — Amanda Enterprise — is designed to make it radically simple and affordable to backup and recover data in an increasingly complex and heterogeneous IT environment. Amanda Enterprise is an enterprise-grade network backup solution based on Amanda, the world’s most popular open source data backup and recovery software with more than half a million active installations worldwide. Today, businesses in 25 countries trust Zmanda to protect their corporate data. Zmanda’s headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information about Zmanda, please go to

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