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Amanda 2.5.1 released

The Amanda core team is pleased to announce the release of Amanda 2.5.1. It is a significant milestone in Amanda project.

Source tar ball can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/projects/amanda
or http://www.amanda.org

Source tar ball and RPMs for various linux
distributions are available at http://www.zmanda.com/downloads.html

If you find bugs or have feature requests, please submit a bug report on
sourceforge in the group v2.5.1.

If you successfully use 2.5.1, please post your success reports to
http://forums.zmanda.com.

For list of 2.5.1 features and changes and documentation, see
http://wiki.zmanda.com/index.php/2.5.1_features

The list of new features in 2.5.1 beta releases:

* Defects found by Coverity scan and Klocwork K7 analysis tools fixed.
* Works with GNU tar 1.15.91 - work with new gtar state file format.
* Open SSL encryption support
* Two new authentication methods: bsdtcp, bsdudp.
* Unlimited number of DLEs on a client with bsdtcp, rsh and ssh authentication methods.
* Recovery process amrecover uses Secure API. amoldrecover command (same syntax and functionality as amrecover command) is provided for compatibility with old Amanda releases. amoldrecover command uses old amidxtaped/amindexd protocol.
* Amanda debug files are separated into client/server/amandad and are also classified based on Amanda configuration name.
* Amanda command changes
o amfetchdump -o is replaced by -O.
o amcheck -w option does all tests including the tape writable test. Use amcheck -t -w to do only the tape writable test.
o -o command option to override Amanda configuration. Seeamanda man page for details.
o amgetconf command doesn't write the BUGGY message when aentry is not found in the configuration file.
* Amanda configuration file changes
o amanda.conf changes:
+ amrecover_do_fsf in amanda.conf defaults to yes
+ amrecover_check_label in amanda.conf defaults to yes
+ usetimestamps in amanda.conf to support multiple backup runs in a calendar day.
+ holdingdisk in amanda.conf supports new values: NEVER, AUTO, REQUIRED.
+ amandad_path, client_username and ssh_keys in amanda.conf for ssh/rsh authentication.
o New amanda client configuration file - amanda-client.conf. Different client configuration file can be used for each Amanda configuration.
+ gnutar_list-dir and amandates can be specified in Amanda client configuration file - amanda-client.conf
o .amandahosts format changes to allow use of secure API for recovery.
o Amanda service entries in xinetd configuration has changed.

Posted by Paddy Sreenivasan 2013-04-18