Zmanda Windows Client

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Review Zmanda Windows Client

Zmanda Windows Client is a data backup and recovery tool designed specifically for Windows platforms. It uses the native Win32 API and the Volume Shadow Service (VSS) to perform backups. Zmanda Community Edition is free and stable and is available for Linux, Solaris, Windows, and source code packages.

Among the main features are the ability to perform open file backups (provided VSS has been enabled), NTFS file system backup, use of an open format for backup images (ZIP64), and data compression on the client using the deflate algorithm. In addition, it includes a configuration tool called ZWCconfig that allows you to modify the ports used and the name of the Amanda server. It is also possible to specify exclusion patterns (although the full path must be specified and the wildcard is supported).

One of the advantages of the client is that it is compatible with various versions of Windows, such as XP Pro (SP 2), Windows 2003 Server (SP2), Vista (SP1), Windows 2008 Server R2, 7, 2012 Server, and 10. However, there are some limitations and issues to be aware of. First, it only supports bsdtcp authentication, so the dumptype of ZWC must include "auth bsdtcp". In addition, it does not support the maxdumps parameter and does not support parallel backups. It also uses ports 10080 and 10081, so do not use other services that occupy them. In addition, it only supports "estimate server" and "estimate client," not "estimate calcsize".

As for installation, it uses an installer based on Installshield. First download the ZWC zip file, extract it and run the setup.exe file. Next, you must choose a password for the "amandabackup" user, who will be in charge of performing the backups. It is important to note that if installed on a domain controller, the user will be created in the domain. Once the installation is finished, it is necessary to add the newly installed Windows client to the Amanda server. To do this, it is necessary to define the dump types in the amanda.conf configuration file of the Amanda server and add the client definition in the amanda-client.conf file of the Windows client. It is also important to make sure that the Amanda user on the server has the name "amandabackup", although it is possible to use a different account by following a few simple steps.

Once the server and client are configured, tests can be performed using the amcheck command. If everything is correctly configured, a detailed report of the server and client status should be obtained. In case errors or problems occur during the backup process, it is possible to consult the server and client log files, which are located in their respective installation folders.

In summary, Zmanda Windows Client is a data backup and recovery tool specially designed for Windows platforms, offering several useful features such as open file backup and data compression on the client. Although it presents some limitations and problems, it is an interesting option for those who need to back up their data on Windows systems.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Zmanda Windows Client downloadable for Windows 10?
Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
What operating systems is it compatible with?
This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of Zmanda Windows Client.

As for Windows 64-bit, this software is compatible with:
Windows 11 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit.
Here you can download the 64-bit version of Zmanda Windows Client.
Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
Yes, it is compatible with Windows 64-bit, in the following link you can download the 64-bit version.
What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
To install Zmanda Windows Client on your PC, you have to download the file to your Windows and install it.
The file is compressed, so you can download 7-zip and unzip the file.
If you want to install the 64-bit version, you will need to download the file and install it on your Windows.
The file is a compressed file and you need to decompress it. We recommend you download 7-zip to unzip the file.
Which version of the program am I going to download?
The current version we offer is the 3.3.6. For Windows 64-bit the version we offer is the 3.3.6.
Is Zmanda Windows Client free?
Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
Also, this software is open source, which means that you will be able to download the source code of the program, and if you are knowledgeable enough, you will be able to see how the software works internally and modify its functionality.
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