Subject: Re: amanda vs darwin (OS/X)?
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
From: Jean-Luc Wasmer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/10/2003 20:57:43
> I'm contemplating getting a Mac for my SO.
> I'm _hoping_ that I'll be able to back it up using amanda which is
> what I use for my other machines.
> Is anyone able to confirm/deny whether this should work?

From the web site:
"When you add a Mac to a Windows-based network, your Mac can pretend to be a
Windows machine to the other boxes on the network. That way, Windows users
can connect to your Mac and use its shared folders without you needing to
install any extra software. Itís called Personal File Services for Windows,
or the master of disguise."

Amanda can backup a SAMBA/Windows network shared drive... so I guess this
would work with MacOS X.
Of course you need to have an Amanda server running somewhere but since you
said you used Amanda for your other machines, that shouldn't be a problem.