amanda-server - Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver (Server)

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name amanda-server
Package version 3.3.6
Package release 4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 856 B
Download size 276.81 KB
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Amanda is a backup system designed to archive many computers on a
network to a single large-capacity tape drive. This package is
suitable for large amounts of data to backup. For smaller solutions
take a look at afbackup, tob, ...
* will back up multiple machines in parallel to a holding disk, blasting
finished dumps one by one to tape as fast as we can write files to
tape.  For example, a ~2 Gb 8mm tape on a ~240K/s interface to a host
with a large holding disk can be filled by Amanda in under 4 hours.
* built on top of standard backup software: Unix dump/restore, and
later GNU Tar and others.
* does simple tape management: will not overwrite the wrong tape.
* supports tape changers via a generic interface.  Easily customizable
to any type of tape carousel, robot, or stacker that can be controlled
via the unix command line.
* for a restore, tells you what tapes you need, and finds the proper
backup image on the tape for you.
* recovers gracefully from errors, including down or hung machines.
* reports results, including all errors in detail, in email to operators.
* will dynamically adjust backup schedule to keep within constraints:
no more juggling by hand when adding disks and computers to network.
* includes a pre-run checker program, that conducts sanity checks on both
the tape server host and all the client hosts (in parallel), and will
send an e-mail report of any problems that could cause the backups to
* can compress dumps before sending or after sending over the net, with
either compress or gzip.
* can optionally synchronize with external backups, for those large
timesharing computers where you want to do full dumps when the system
is down in single-user mode (since BSD dump is not reliable on active
filesystems): Amanda will still do your daily dumps.
* lots of other options; Amanda is very configurable.
For important notes, see /usr/share/doc/amanda-server/README.Debian.
Explanation of suggested programs:
- perl is needed for some non essential server utilities
- gnuplot is needed for plotting statistics of backups
- to backup the tape server, you need to install the client too


Package Version Architecture Repository
amanda-server_3.3.6-4_i386.deb 3.3.6 i386 Debian Main
amanda-server - - -


Name Value
amanda-common = 1:3.3.6-4
bsd-mailx -
libc6 >= 2.14
libcurl3 >= 7.16.2
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.28.0
libssl1.0.0 >= 1.0.0
mailx -


Name Value
amanda -
amanda-common << 1:2.5.2p1-3


Name Value
amanda-common << 1:2.5.2p1-3


Type URL
Binary Package amanda-server_3.3.6-4_amd64.deb
Source Package amanda

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install amanda-server deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install amanda-server




2014-11-04 - Jose M Calhariz <>
amanda (1:3.3.6-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* fix amreport with perl 5.20 (Closes: 760846).
2014-08-30 - Jose M Calhariz <>
amanda (1:3.3.6-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Adopting package (Closes: 700484). 
* Merge work done by William Blough/Bill Blough:
* fix-amserverconfig-template-path: fix directory hierarchy for
amserverconfig template files.
* fix-misc-typos: fix typo errors in various source files, (Closes:
* fix-lintian-manpage-warnings: 
* Fix line breaks in man page.
* Fix FHS deviations in the man page.
* Update default directories to not use /usr/adm.
* automake-add-missing: let automake install missing files.
* Link upstream changelogs from -common package to -client and 
-server packages.
* Add additional hardening flags.
* Fix bug "amanda-server: amcheck -M <email> does not work", (Closes:
* Add PL translation (Closes: 731383).
* Create a TODO.
* fix-device-src_rait-device.c: Fix bug "Wrong use of unconverted
op->result instead of result", (Closes: 688466)
* Remove obsolete emacs variables.
* amanda-client: Add depends on libxml-simple-perl, (Closes: 732017).
2014-08-23 - Artur Rona <>
amanda (1:3.3.6-2) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* debian/{control, rules, patches/missing-libs-ftbfs.patch}:
- Switch to dh-autoreconf to update libtool macros for ppc64el.
- Add missing libs to link. Needed for dh-autoreconf.
(Closes: #758261)
* debian/control:
- Bump to debhelper 9.
* wrap-and-sort.
2014-07-30 - Hideki Yamane <>
amanda (1:3.3.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* New upstream release
- include swig 3.0.2: fix FTBFS with Perl 5.20: needs SWIG regeneration
(Closes: #752024)
* debian/patches
- drop gets-undef-ftbfs: it's unnecessary
* debian/control
- set Standards-Version: 3.9.5
- move Vcs repository to alioth collabmaint
2014-05-27 - Hideki Yamane <>
amanda (1:3.3.3-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* debian/control
- add "Build-Depends: libssl-dev" to fix FTBFS (Closes: #747710) 
2013-05-14 - Colin Watson <>
amanda (1:3.3.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
[ Daniel T Chen ]
* Modified bundled stdio to check conditionally for gets(), fixing FTBFS
(closes: #701387).
2013-02-20 - Bdale Garbee <>
amanda (1:3.3.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* orphan this package
* new upstream version, closes: #697783
* fix hard-coded amandabackup user in many scripts and docs, 
closes: #693333, $699454
* fix amserverconfig trying to create /var/lib/lib/amanda, closes: #693331
2012-07-14 - Bdale Garbee <>
amanda (1:3.3.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* eliminate spurious empty /var/log/amanda directory in amanda-server package
that generates piuparts errors, closes: #681568
2012-04-12 - Bdale Garbee <>
amanda (1:3.3.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* patch from Robert Milan to fix kfreebsd FTBFS, closes: #667836
* patch from amanda-users mailing list via Jose Manuel dos Santos Calhariz
that fixes amrecover issue with VTAPE access, closes: #666088
2012-04-03 - Bdale Garbee <>
amanda (1:3.3.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* patch from Michael Biebl to elide g_queue_free_full definition that
conflicts with glib 2.32 but isn't actually used, closes: #665675

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