Simple Disk

The simplest storage option: how to back up data to the backup server itself.

Adding a Simple Disk storage option is, well... simple! Follow along to back up your data directly to your Zmanda Backup Server.

Before performing these steps, you can create a new directory in any location of your choice. Just make sure that ownership of the directory is given to the amandabackup user and group. Instructions to do so are in the following steps (step 7):


  1. Log in to the ZMC.

  2. In the left navigation pane, select Storage.

  1. Click on the ADD STORAGE button in the top right corner.

  1. In the pane that appears, select Simple Disk.

  1. A configuration window will appear (see below). First, select the Backup Server where your data will be stored.

  2. Next, give the storage a name in the Name text box. You may not use spaces or dashes, but other than that, be as creative as you like!

  3. In the Root Path section, enter the path to the directory where you wish to store your backed-up data. The path may be located anywhere, but please ensure that it is owned by the amandabackup user and group. Use the following command in the command line of the backup server to change the ownership

sudo chown amandabackup:amandabackup <path of the directory>
  1. Optionally, enter any desired comments in the Comments text box**.**

  2. The Output Buffer Size and Output Buffer Abbr sections may be left as default.

  3. Click SAVE.

After clicking save, a new entry will appear on the storage page with a green Status icon ensuring that you have done everything correctly.

At this point, you are ready to initialize a Backup Set!

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