Amanda is a popular network backup and archiving
software that protects multiple machines running
various versions of Linux, Unix, and Microsoft
Windows operating systems. It supports tapes,
disks, optical media, and changers.
An application API allows you to easily write wrappers around any backup program (see the 'amanda-applications' man page0. amgtar now uses GNU tar, which is a lot more configurable than the GNUTAR program. amzfs-sendrecv performs backups of a ZFS filesystem with 'zfs send'. The script API now allows you to run scripts before and after the amanda process. amzfs-snapshot takes a snapshot of a ZFS filesystem, which can then be backed up with amgtar.