Amanda 3.3 released

The Amanda core team is pleased to announce the release of Amanda 3.3.0.

Source tarballs are available from

* http://www.amanda.org
* https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=120

Binaries for many systems are available from

* http://www.zmanda.com/download-amanda.php

Documentation can be found at

* http://wiki.zmanda.com

Here's a list of the changes for release 3.3.0 (from the NEWS file):
Look at the ReleaseNotes and ChangeLog file for more details.

* The default auth is changed to "bsdtcp", if you are using the default bsd then you must add it to your configuration.
o in amanda.conf
o in amanda-client.conf
o in dumptype/disklist
o in xinetd (if no '-auth' argument to amandad)
* amdump trap crtl-c, it still send the report and do cleanup if you do one crtl-c, do it more than once to abort the run.
* s3 device
o use multiple threads to speedup the transfer
o can connect to eucalytus.
o new NB_THREADS_BACKUP property
o new NB_THREADS_RECOVERY property
o new S3_HOST property
o new S3_SERVICE_PATH property
o new S3_SUBDOMAIN property
* chg-aggregate: new changer that use other changer sequentially.
* meta-volume
* Add meta label in tapelist file
* chg-disk:
o new NUM-SLOT property
o new AUTO-CREATE-SLOT property
o new REMOVABLE property
o new MOUNT property
o new UMOUNT property
o new UMOUNT-LOCKFILE property
o new UMOUNT-IDLE property
* new taperscan algorithm:
o oldest: this algorithm try to run through the volumes in the oldest order
o lexical: this algorithm try to run through the volumes in the natural order
* Change in amanda.conf
o new meta-autolabel option
o autolabel can include org, config, barcode, meta in the label
o new client-name option in appication and script.
o application and script in amanda-client.conf can be used to set default properties for application or script.
* amlabel
o the label argument is no longer required, an autolabel can be generated
o new --meta option
o new --barcode option
o new --assign option
* amgtar, amstar: The path must be specified, it will not works with a device.
* amrecover: decompression and decryption are now done on the client if compression/encryption was done on the client.
* amtape: inventory print the current slot
* amanda.conf:
o autoflush have value "no|yes|all"
o script have single-execution setting.
o add pre-amcheck, post-amcheck, pre-estimate, post-estimate, pre-backup and post-backup to execute-on of script.
o add taperscan and interactivity section.
o add 'server' value in recovery-limit.
o add dump-limit in a dumptype.
* amanda-client.conf
o add amdump-server setting.
* script are searched in $APPLICATION_DIR, $CONFIG_DIR/<conf>/application and $CONFIG_DIR/application
* amservice
o add -s argument
o is also installed on client
* new amdumpd server service, if enable, it allow client to start a backup of itself
* new amdump_client program, it is use on client to start a backup of itself
* dump_client program, it is use on client to start a backup of itself
* implement restore command in amzfs-sendrecv, it can be use with amrecover

Posted by Paddy Sreenivasan 2013-04-18