Amanda Server Configuration

Amanda Server Requirements:


Use GNU tar 1.15 or later version on Amanda clients. Earlier versions of GNU tar (some versions of 1.13 and 1.14) are known to have problems.
tar -2:1.15.1-23.0.1.e15.i386

Samba allows Unix systems to talk to Windows clients. Amanda can back up Microsoft Windows clients using samba.
samba 3.0.25b-o.e15.4.i386

As of version 2.6.0, Amanda is partially written in perl, and requires Perl 5.6.0 or later.
Perl - 4:5.8.8 -10.i386

As of version 2.6.0, Amanda requires Glib version 2.2.0 or later. Note that this is a fairly old version of the library -- most up to date packaging systems have versions around 2.13.0. Glib is part of GTK+
glib2 -2.12.3- 2.fc6.i386

One of the programs included in this package is amplot, which reads a data file that Amanda generates for each dump and translates that information in it into a nice picture that can be used to determine how your installation is doing and if any parameters need to be changed. To use amplot, you need a version of awk that understands command line variable substitutions, such as nawk or gawk
gawk -3.1.5-14.e15.i386

Amplot also required that gnuplot be installed on your system.
readline library
amrecover command optionally uses the readline library for its command-line edition mechanisms. (If you use an RPM-based distribution, check for the package readline-devel-X.Y.rpm.) This library itself requires either termcap, curses or ncurses. termcap is preferred
termcap -1:5.5-1.20060702.2.noarch
readline - 5.1-1.1.i386
Build tools
(autoconf, automake, bison): If you are an Amanda developer, see Minimum Versions for the build tools you will need.