Subject: Re: amanda vs darwin (OS/X)?
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/13/2003 14:10:29
Excellent - thanks.  
Perhaps next time he owes you a favor you could ask him to post
details? ;-)

Thanks - at least I know there is a solution.

On 12 Jun 2003 08:40:00 -0400, Greg Troxel writes:
>Amanda does indeed work with OS/X.
>While there is dump(8), I think that only works on ufs partitions.
>For those, I suspect everything is pretty normal.  For HFS, we have
>been installing hfstar, which I think is GNU tar modified to record
>HFS metadata as well, and pointing the amanda client configure at
>hfstar.  Then we put tar in the dumptype on the server.  (Sorry for
>the lack of clarity - my sysadmin set this up (he is very amanda- and
>bsd-clueful but was somewhat new to macs) and I was spared the
>details.  But that's a good sign, really.)
>        Greg Troxel <>