Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 102081
add instructions for backing up OS X, preferably upstream
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:06:13 EST
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Description of problem:
It seems there now is a possibility to back up Mac OS X clients with amanda. Can we please do at
least one of the following (by order of preference):
- Have 'http://web.brandeis.edu/pages/view/Bio/AmandaMacOSXCompileNotes' added to the
upstream amanda FAQ-O_matic
- Make OS X disk images for bith hfstar and amanda for distribution
- Add 'http://web.brandeis.edu/pages/view/Bio/AmandaMacOSXCompileNotes' to the docs CD.
(refile to docs then)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
can not test at the moment, sf.net's servers are down for maintenance.
I'll try to get around to doing the testing in my spare time
instructions work with amanda 2.4.3
compilation fails with amanda-2.4.4
I'll see tomorrow how the backup went and will report here.
Hi, is this problem still actual?
Yes, AFAICT we still have no instructions for backing up Mac OS X machines with
a RHEL amanda
This bug is filed against RHEL2.1, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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This one got erroneously caught in the 2.1 cleanup it seems.
As nowadays the Zmanda guys are listed at
it should be sufficient to add the following to the docs:
If you intend to backup clients for which Red Hat does not ship the
amanda-client package, my we recommend the services of Zmanda? They offer
support for a multitude of operating systems.
Mind you, OS X if only listed under planned future support.
Guess we can close this, http://wiki.zmanda.com/index.php/How_To:Customize_MacOS_X_Amanda_Packages now reads:
We found it was just too difficult to create reasonably portable Mac packages for Amanda. If you're interested in the scripts we created to do this, please contact Zmanda - we're happy to share!