Amanda, also known as Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver, is an open-source backup and recovery solution. It allows you to back up and restore files from multiple computers over a network, focusing on data integrity and scalability.
Here's a step-by-step guide to installing Amanda on CentOS 7:
Update your system:
sudo yum update -y
Install the necessary packages:
sudo yum install -y amanda-server amanda-client
Edit the Amanda configuration file:
sudo vi /etc/amanda/DOMAINNAME/amanda.conf
Replace DOMAINNAME with the name of your domain. Set the values according to your backup requirements.
Create or edit the disklist file:
sudo vi /etc/amanda/DOMAINNAME/disklist
Add the hostname or IP address of the client machines to be backed up and specify the file system paths to be backed up.
Generate the encryption key:
sudo amandaconfig -t DOMAINNAME
Replace DOMAINNAME with the name of your domain. Follow the prompts to create the encryption key.
Start the Amanda server:
sudo systemctl start amanda
Enable Amanda to start at boot:
sudo systemctl enable amanda
You have now installed Amanda on your CentOS 7 system. You can now start scheduling backups, monitor them, and perform restores as needed.
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