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Sun FireTM X4540 Server as Backup Server for Zmanda's Amanda Enterprise 2.6 Software 


Sun FireTM X4540 Server as Backup Server for Zmanda's Amanda Enterprise 2.6 Software

by Thomas Hanvey (Sun Microsystems) and Dmitri Joukovski and Ken Crandall (Zmanda)
September, 2008

Explosive data growth, combined with demanding requirements for data availability, has placed a tremendous burden on IT operations staff at businesses of all sizes. Yet, many organizations do not have the staff or budget to purchase and manage complex and expensive backup and recovery software products.

The Sun FireTM X4540 server can deliver massive storage capacity and remarkable throughput so it is well-suited as a nearline storage platform for backup and restore applications. Combining the power of the SolarisTM 10 Operating System with the data integrity and simplified administration of ZFS, the Sun Fire X4540 server can be an ideal candidate for streamlining and improving backup and restore operations.

Amanda Enterprise Edition from Zmanda was designed to address these challenges, providing a backup and recovery solution that combines fast installation, simplified management, enterprise-class functionality, and low-cost subscription fees. As an open source product, Amanda Enterprise Edition uses only standard formats and tools, effectively freeing you from being locked into a vendor to recover your archived data. This guide discusses how to quickly configure the Sun Fire X4540 server as a backup server for Amanda Enterprise
Edition software.

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