How to Install Amanda on CentOS 7


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How to Install Amanda on CentOS 7

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:

  1. Update your system:
    sudo yum update -y
  2. Install the necessary packages:
    sudo yum install -y amanda-server amanda-client
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Generate the encryption key:
    sudo amandaconfig -t DOMAINNAME
    Replace DOMAINNAME with the name of your domain. Follow the prompts to create the encryption key.
  6. Start the Amanda server:
    sudo systemctl start amanda
  7. 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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