How to install Amanda on CentOS 8


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Installing Amanda on CentOS 8

Amanda, short for Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver, is an open-source backup and recovery software. It provides an efficient and reliable way to back up data on Linux systems. This tutorial will guide you through the installation process of Amanda on CentOS 8.

Step 1: Update System Packages

Before installing any new software, it is recommended to update the system packages to their latest versions. Launch a terminal and run the following command:

sudo dnf update

Step 2: Install Amanda

To install Amanda, use the following command:

sudo dnf install amanda-server amanda-client

Step 3: Configure Amanda Server

Next, you need to configure the Amanda server. Edit the main configuration file by running:

sudo vi /etc/amanda/amanda.conf

Update the necessary settings such as defining the backup storage, specifying backup paths, and setting up schedules according to your requirements. Save and exit the file.

Step 4: Configure Amanda Client

If you want to back up data from other systems, you need to configure the Amanda client on those machines. Edit the client configuration file using:

sudo vi /etc/amanda/client.conf

Add the necessary information for each client, such as the client name, IP address, and backup destination. Save and exit the file.

Step 5: Start Amanda Services

To start the Amanda services, run the following command:

sudo systemctl start amanda

You can also enable automatic start at boot using:

sudo systemctl enable amanda

Step 6: Test Backup Configuration

To verify that the backup configuration is working correctly, you can perform a test backup using the following command:

sudo amcheck -t [configuration_name]


Congratulations! You have successfully installed and configured Amanda on CentOS 8. Now you can start backing up your important data using this reliable backup and recovery software.

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