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Old 05-12-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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Using AMANDA to restore backups of Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4


Hi,

I've run into a problem when trying to restore a file using AMANDA.
My setup is as follows:

I have a server that runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 and I have a client that runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4. I successfully backed up files on the client using AMANDA.

Now I am trying to restore a file from the backup and restore it to the client running Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4. In order to do this, I have to go through the server which runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4.

Here is the problem I encounter. When I try the restore, it freezes at the extraction process. I've left it running for the night and still it is stuck at the same place. The restore never completes.

So I'm wondering if anyone knows what seems to be the issue? Could it be that the AMANDA driver I installed does not allow restore with different versions of Red Hat? Or is there an update in Red Hat 4 that would fix this issue?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 05-13-2010, 07:33 AM   #2
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Shouldn't be an issue with versions of Red Hat. You can backup a wide range of OSes with Amanda. While it's possible that widely disparate Amanda versions could be a problem, I doubt your versions are far enough apart. On the other hand, you haven't said what Amanda versions you have, where you got them from, or how you installed them.

It's very difficult to tell what is wrong without details. Amanda logs debug information in /tmp/amanda/. You could probably find clues there. However, before getting too bogged down in that, be sure you have looked through the troubleshooting guide on the Amanda wiki -- http://wiki.zmanda.com/index.php/Main_Page. There is also a quick start guide there that you could scan through to check the details of your install. Note that the setup of backup and restore have different requirements. Restore has to work as root.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 11:51 AM   #3
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Thanks
Really appreciate your suggestions

The client uses AMANDA 2.6.0p2 and server uses AMANDA 2.6.1p2.Could this be the problem? should I update the client to AMANDA 2.6.1p2?
 
Old 05-13-2010, 08:14 PM   #4
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Those should be compatible. Of course, it wouldn't hurt anything to update.

It's likely something in the way you've set it up/configured it. Go over the details here http://wiki.zmanda.com/index.php/Quick_start, and see if your setup checks out against it.
 
Old 05-14-2010, 10:39 AM   #5
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what is the difference between amanda-backup_client-2.6.1p2-1.rhel4.x86_64.rpm and amanda-backup_client-2.6.1p2-1.rhel4.i386.rpm ?
 
Old 05-14-2010, 08:59 PM   #6
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Well, the only difference in those names is the x86_64 versus i386. So, it would seem that the first is the 64 bit version and the latter is the 32 bit version.
 
Old 05-20-2010, 11:02 AM   #7
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I want to update my client to AMANDA 2.6.1p2. I am going to follow the steps in this guide: http://www.zmanda.com/quick-backup-setup.html

But the question I have is, when I install AMANDA 2.6.1p2, will it overwrite all my client's previous AMANDA settings? because that is what I want to do, a fresh install.
 
Old 05-22-2010, 09:00 AM   #8
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I don't think the install of Amanda will wipe out the previous settings, otherwise it would be difficult to do version updates.

However, if that is really what you want to do, just remove everything in Amanda's home directory before doing the install. All the configuration, indexes, disklist, tapelist, etc. are in that directory.
 
  


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