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Date:      Tue, 05 Nov 1996 10:36:47 -0600
From:      Hal Snyder <hal@vailsys.com>
To:        Robert Chalmers <robert@chalmers.com.au>
Cc:        bsd <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org>
Subject:   Re: postgres also amanda [q]
Message-ID:  <327F6D1F.351@vailsys.com>
References:  <m0vKgEH-0000d9C@nanguo.chalmers.com.au>

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Robert Chalmers wrote:

> Just wondering, how does amanda work. Does it send files to another
> system for backup, or does it take files from another system to be backed up?

Amanda has both client and server sides.  It can do dump or tar on a
client, then sends the bits over a dedicated UDP port to the server
which has the tape drive.  See
  http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~blair/amandaBackups.html



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