Amanda 2.5.1 beta released

The Amanda core team is pleased to announce the
first beta release of Amanda 2.5.1, the 2.5.1b1 release.

Source tar ball can be downloaded from
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=120
or
http://www.zmanda.com/downloads.html

RPMs are also available for following platforms:
- Red Hat Enterprise server 4,
- Red Hat Enterprise server 3
- Suse Linux Enterprise 9,
- Suse Linux Enterprise 10,
- Open Suse 10.0,
- Fedora Core 3,
- Fedora Core 4,
- Fedora Core 5 and
- Source RPM

You can find the updated man pages and documentation in http://wiki.zmanda.com/

Please report bugs found in these RPMs in sourceforge bug
tracker (use group v2.5.1b1)
(http://sourceforge.net/tracker?group_id=120&atid=100120)

2.5.1 features
- Open SSL encryption support
- amrecover uses secure API
- amoldrecover uses the old amindexd/amidxtaped protocol
- New authentication protocols - bsdudp, bsdtcp (bsdtcp uses only 2 ports for
communication)
- Configuration (amanda.conf) override option (-o) for Amanda commands.
- Support for binary path names (spaces in filenames) for file names
in amanda.conf and disklist.
- Code cleanups: Lint clean, 64bit clean, memory/file descriptor leaks
fixed using valgrind tool, Coverity scan, Klocwork K7 analysis
- amfetchdump -o is replaced by -O
- amrecover_do_fsf and amrecover_check_label default to yes
- Unlimited number of DLE on a client with bsdtcp/rsh or ssh auth.
- amandad_path, client_username and ssh_keys (for ssh/rsh)
- client config file (see man amanda-client.conf). Only used by amrecover.
- usetimestamps for multiple backup runs in a day

Posted by Paddy Sreenivasan 2013-04-18

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