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Amanda Enterprise Edition 3.1.5 Release Notes

Amanda Enterprise 3.1.5 provides new functionality and fixes the issues reported by Amanda Enterprise customers (see the list below).   Please note that Amanda Enterprise 3.1.5 installer has .run extension. It works similar to older installers.

Amanda Enterprise 3.1.5 server, Linux and Solaris clients are available.  Zmanda Windows Client 3.1.2 works with Amanda Enterprise 3.1.5 server and there is no 3.1.5 release for Zmanda Windows Client.

Upgrading Amanda Enterprise 3.1.3 server or 3.0.2 server to 3.1.5

  • Amanda Enterprise 3.1.5 Rapid Installer detects the existing installation of Amanda Enterprise 3.0.x and 3.1.3 Users can upgrade only from Amanda Enterprise 3.0.2 or 3.1.3 releases. 
  • If you are upgrading from 3.0.2 release, backup set configurations will be migrated to 3.1.x when you login to Zmanda Management Console.
  • If the files /etc/zmanda/zmc_aee/zmc_user_dumptypes or /etc/zmanda/zmc_aee/zmc_dumptypes were modified, they will have to manually merged. An error message Please contact Zmanda Customer Support at support@zmanda.com to complete the AEE software upgrade (code #ZDU or #ZDD) will be displayed when you login to ZMC first time if these files have been modified. Please contact Zmanda Support Team for assistance.
  • If you had Amanda VMware 3.1.3.5 patch release installed on Amanda Enterprise 3.1.3 server, please re-install the 3.1.3.5 patch release after upgrade to Amanda Enterprise 3.1.5.

Upgrading from other versions of Amanda Enterprise 3.1.x server

  • Customers running other versions of Amanda Enterprise 3.1.x will have to uninstall existing installation by running /opt/zmanda/amanda/uninstall script as superuser (preserving the configuration and data) and then run the Amanda Enterprise 3.1.5 installer.
  • If the files /etc/zmanda/zmc_aee/zmc_user_dumptypes or /etc/zmanda/zmc_aee/zmc_dumptypes were modified, they will have to manually merged. An error message will be displayed when you login to ZMC first time if these files have been modified. Please contact Zmanda Support Team for assistance.

Upgrading Amanda Enterprise Linux/Solaris/Mac OSX Clients to 3.1.5

  • Do NOT use package upgrade option to upgrade to 3.1.5.  Uninstall the old package and install 3.1.5 client packages.
  • For rpm based installations, use the following commands:
    • rpm -e <amanda enterprise client extension package>
    • rpm -e <amanda enterprise client package>
    • rpm -i amanda_enterprise-backup_client-3.1.5-1.*
    • rpm -i amanda_enterprise-extensions-client-3.1.5-1*
  • For debian/ubuntu installations, use the following commands:
    • dpkg --remove <amanda enterprise client extension package>
    • dpkg --remove <amanda enterprise client package>
    • dpkg --install amanda-enterprise-backup-client_3.1.5*
    • dpkg --install amanda-enterprise-extensions-client_3.1.5*
  • For Solaris, use the following commands:
    • pkgrm <amanda enterprise client extension package>
    • pkgrm <amanda enterprise client package>
    • pkgadd AmandaEnterpriseBackupClient-3.1.5*
    • pkgadd AmandaEnterpriseClientExtensions-3.1.5*
  • On MacOS X,
    • Install the package by double clicking on the disk image (.dmg) for the client and extensions packages.

Compatibility with Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL

The Amanda backup server may reside on the same machine as ZRM server. The order of installation of ZRM 3.1 and Amanda Enterprise 3.1.5 matters. This procedure is described here. ZRM 3.2 is compatible with Amanda Enterprise 3.1.5.

New Features in 3.1.x

  • Amanda Enterprise server and client support for RHEL 6, Ubuntu 10.10, Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 9.10, Debian 5.0, Fedora 11 and Fedora 12 has been added.
  • Support for Fedora core 4, Fedora 5, 6 and 7 has been dropped.
  • Support for backup and recovery using NDMPv4 protocol.
  • Support for backup and recovery of VMWare ESX servers.
  • Support for MS Exchange 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010.
  • Support for differential backups of MS SQL server using VSS.
  • Support for differential backups of MS Exchange using VSS.
  • Support for restoration of storage groups/database to Exchange recovery storage group and recovery databases.
  • Zmanda Management Console has significant changes to improve usability. More functionality has been added in Backup and Admin pages.
  • New quick restoration capability - ZMC Express Restore.
  • Support for Amazon (Tokyo) cloud storage location.

Customer-reported bugs fixed in Amanda Enterprise Release 3.1.x

  • All 3.0.x updates/patches are included in Amanda Enterprise 3.1
  • Security vulnerability found in the Amanda Enterprise 3.1.2 release.
  • This release includes all fixes from Amanda Enterprise 3.1.3.3 release.
  • NDMP configurations are correctly generated by ZMC.
  • Bug fixes for NDMP restoration for DirectTCP path
  • 64bit Amanda client install the perl libraries in the correct location.
  • Success or Failure message in the backup notification email subject line.
  • Reduced the number of package dependencies for Solaris installations.
  • Support for International character sets
  • ZMC Monitor page does not refresh automatically.
  • Restoration files/directories containing [ and other characters.
  • Ability to skip backups of certain DLEs in the ZMC Backup What page.
  • ZMC handles exclude lists well
  • ZMC checks the validity of backup set names and reports errors.
  • Success or Failure message in the backup notification email subject line.
  • VMWare application fails if the datastore is not named datastore<num>.
  • Handling incremental backups when the changes in PostgreSQL is less than 16MB.
  • In ZMC Backup Staging, specifying Staging Size as "no more than" %age of the partition size does not work correctly. Use other options for specifying staging size.
  • Backup of extended attributes for Linux and Solaris file systems requires users to select Extended Attributes and set Override to Schily star and SUN tar respectively in ZMC Backup What page (click Advanced Options).

Known Issues

  1. Backup Media page does not work for Single tape drives (no changers).
  2. Abort button for Select&Explore in Restore What page does not work.

Documentation

For a full list of supported platforms please review the compatibility guide here.

Amanda Enterprise 3.1 documentation provides detailed information on how to install and configure Amanda server and client on these platforms.

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