Zmanda Client for Windows

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The Zmanda Client for Windows is the community edition of the windows client for the open source Amanda backup system.

The instructions below are for v3.3. It assumes that you already have a working instance of the Amanda backup server running.

Preparation[edit]

Get the installer
Download and unzip the relevant installers (32bit or 64bit as appropriate). Rename the folders to be "x86" or "AMD64" as shown below. This allows for the correct installer to be pick by using the %PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE% environmental variable:

AMANDA-WIN-CLIENT
+---AMD64
|   \---vcredist_x64
|       \---en
\---x86
    \---vcredist_x86
        \---en

Create a record file

On a test machine lauch the installer from the command line, using something like this: %software%\AMANDA-WIN-CLIENT\x86\setup.exe /r /fC:\temp\setupamanda.iss

The installer is Installshield based; for instructions on creating an record file for see this page.

Copy the record file to the root of the amanda-win-client dir in your %software% dir.

Notes[edit]

  1. The vcredist installation dir must be present even though we've added a dependency for them to be installed in a separate package.
  2. YOUR PASSWORD FOR THE amandabackup client WILL BE STORED IN PLAIN TEXT IN THE RECORD FILE. Please make sure that you are aware of the risks that this may create.

Info from the installer itself[edit]

Programs installed as part of the Zmanda Client For Windows :

a.	Zmanda Windows Client (Service name - ZWCService).
b.	MySQL Instance for ZWC (Service name - ZWC-MySQL).
c.	MySQL ODBC Driver (5.1).

Notes:

1.	Zmanda Client For Windows will install an instance of MySQL as part of its own installation. This instance  of MySQL Server will be started on a free port and thus will not collide/conflict with your existing MySQL Installation (if any).

2. 	The registry entries for Zmanda Client for Windows will be made under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Zmanda\ZWC\1.0 key. For any configurations, look for options under this key.

Programs installed as part of the Zmanda Client For Windows :
a.	Zmanda Windows Client (Service name - ZWCService).
b.	MySQL Instance for ZWC (Service name - ZWC-MySQL).
c.	MySQL ODBC Driver (5.1).