Amanda 2.5.2 (beta 1) released

The Amanda core team is pleased to announce the first beta release
of Amanda 2.5.2, the 2.5.2b1 release.

Amanda 2.5.2b1 RPMs, Windows client and source tar ball are available for following platforms at

- Red Hat Enterprise server 5,
- 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,
- Fedora Core 6,
- Windows XP, and
- Windows 2003 server

Source tar ball can be downloaded from

Here's a list of the changes for release 2.5.2b1:
(See for more details)

* Many bugs fixed and code cleanup
* krb5 auth is working
* Works with IPv6 address
* Amanda configuration file changes
o amanda.conf changes
+ debugging is enabled in the config file
see all debug_* config option
+ tapetype 'readblocksize', if maxtapeblocksize is set too
larger for your hardware

If you find bugs, please submit a bug report on
sourceforge in the group 2.5.2b1.

If you are using 2.5.2b1, please post your reports to

Posted by Paddy Sreenivasan 2013-04-18

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