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How to do incremental backups and full backups to different media using same Amanda configuration

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Goal 
To do use same Amanda configuration to do full backups and incremental backups to different media.
Version 
Amanda enterprise edition 2.5.1 only
Solution 
  • Create Amanda configuration with high capacity media device and with a dumptype general that uses no-inc strategy.
  • Configure Amanda backup run schedule using cron for this configuration
  • Configure another Amanda backup run schedule using cron overriding the tapedev, tapetype and DUMPTYPE general parameters in amanda.conf] configuration file. For example: Add the following to
/usr/sbin/amdump -o tapedev=/dev/different_media -o tapetype=DIFFERENTMEDIA -o DUMPTYPE:general:incronly
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