3.1 features

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  • Deprecated old changers; see amanda-changers(7) for replacements. These changers are still available in the distribution, but will be removed in a future release.
    • chg-null
    • chg-zd-mtx
    • chg-rait
    • chg-disk
    • chg-multi
  • Although chg-zd-mtx is still supported, we recommend that all users upgrade to the more efficient chg-robot. See contrib/convert-zd-mtx-to-robot.sh for a useful conversion script.
  • Amanda server configuration file changes (amanda.conf(5))
    • deprecated configuration keywords:
      • label_new_tapes
    • keywords deprecated in 2.6.1:
      • rawtapedev
      • tapebufs
      • file-pad
    • new configuration keywords
      • autolabel -- replace label_new_tapes
      • columnspec -- can specify a precision.
      • order -- in script, to specify script order execution.
      • client_port -- in dumptype, to specify which port to connect on the client.
      • estimate -- in dumptype, can specify multiple estimate method.
    • accept 'define' keyword for defining an holdingdisk
  • Amanda client configuration file changes (amanda-client.conf(5))
    • new configuration keywords
      • debug_days -- how many days to keep debug files.
      • client_port -- use by amrecover, specify which port to connect on the server.
  • Removed compile-time default --with-changer-device: specify a device explicitly in amanda.conf instead
  • amtape(8) behavior has changed:
    • 'device' subcommand removed
    • 'slot advance' subcommand removed
    • 'update' subcommand no longer displays each slot as it is updated, and is not supported by all changers
    • taperscan output has changed
    • new 'inventory' subcommand
  • amrmtape(8) rewrite
    • use long option
      • --changer -- Specify which changer to use
      • --cleanup -- Remove logs and indexes associated with label
      • --dryrun -- do not update the original copies.
      • --erase -- Attempt to erase the data contained on the volume
      • --keep-label -- Do not remove label from the tapelist
      • --quiet -- Opposite of --verbose
      • --verbose -- List backups of hosts and disks that are being discarded.
  • amdevcheck(8)
    • new --label option.
    • new --properties option.
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