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We use amanda to backup machines to the network on Mon-Thurs evening. To speed the process of getting everyone backed up, you can set yourself up for backup & send me the needed information. I will help people as they request my help.

Setup Instructions


Request a static IP address from Mark Seinw if you don't already have one. It will make locating your machine on the network MUCH easier. In the event he doesn't have any available, please use dyndnds to at least have a named address which the backup server will always be able to use to locate your machine.

If you have a dynamic IP address, you should use SMB (Windows file sharing). If you have a static IP address, you should use the cygwin or native client, depending on your OS.


Simply create a new user (WITH A PASSWORD!!!) which has Administrative priviliedges. Share the folders you want backed up & allow only this new user to access these shares over the network. Send me the username, share name(s), and password.

Cygwin or Native clients

Cygwin instructions Mac OS X instructions

Non-AMANDA Backups

MS Backup or other programs will usually let you choose to backup to a single file, which you can store on a machine which is already backed up (e.g. put it on the FTP/SFTP/SMB server).

Computers Being Backed Up

Computer's Name IP Address Method Directories Notes
ABEL Cygwin C:\Documents and Settings
ARC Native /etc






CAIN Cygwin C:\Documents and Settings
CARR Native /etc



CRUNCHER Cygwin C:\Documents and Settings
DAVIDDUNAND Cygwin C:\Documents and Settings

C:\Program Files\Qualcomm

EVE Cygwin C:\Documents and Settings
HOTMETALS Cygwin E:\ftp


C:\Program Files\Apache\web

INFILTRATOR Cygwin C:\Documents and Settings
ISAIAH Native /etc




JOB Cygwin C:\Documents and Settings
LEAP Cygwin C:\Documents and Settings


SONDE Cygwin C:\Documents and Settings


STOLKARTS Native /etc



To Backup

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