Amanda is an open-source backup and recovery software that allows you to protect your servers, applications, and data from accidental disasters. It provides flexible backup strategies, supports various backup devices, and is capable of backing up multiple clients simultaneously. In addition, Amanda provides features like backup encryption, scheduling, and deduplication to optimize storage space.
Step 1: Update System Packages
First, make sure your Ubuntu system packages are up to date by running the following commands:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
Step 2: Install Amanda
To install Amanda on Ubuntu 18.04, follow these steps:
sudo apt install amanda-server
Step 3: Configure Amanda
After Amanda is successfully installed, you need to configure it for your specific backup needs. The configuration file for Amanda is located at "/etc/amanda". Edit the "amanda.conf" file to specify your backup settings:
sudo nano /etc/amanda/amanda.conf
In the "amanda.conf" file, you can define backup sets, backup schedules, backup device options, and more. Make the necessary changes and save the file.
Step 4: Add Backup Users
Amanda requires a dedicated user for running backup jobs. Create a new user and group using the following command:
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