Where to get more information about Amanda

There are several channels available for Amanda support:

NOTE: You must be subscribed to a mailing list to send mail to it. Also, the address you send from must match the address you subscribed with.

Additionally, there are size limits on messages to the lists ranging from 40k-60k, (amanda-hackers is larger). If you are sending something larger, your message will silently fail. Please trim logs down to the relevant bits or put them up on the web and include a link in your request. This is primarily as a courtesy to the thousands of people who receive the emails.

Please note: To subscribe or unsubscribe to a mailing list, DO NOT, EVER, send mail to that list.

Send mail to

<listname>-request@amanda.org
with the following line in the body of the message:
subscribe <your-email-address>
and when you want to unsubscribe, use the following line in the body:
unsubscribe <your-email-address>
where <listname> is one of the following:

amanda-announce
The amanda-announce mailing list is for important announcements related to the Amanda Network Backup Manager package, including new versions, contributions, and fixes.

NOTE: the amanda-users list is itself on the amanda-announce distribution, so you only need to subscribe to one of the two lists, not both.

To subscribe, send a message to amanda-announce-request@amanda.org.

amanda-users
The amanda-users mailing list is for questions and general discussion about the Amanda Network Backup Manager. This package and related files are available via anonymous FTP from ftp.amanda.org in the pub/amanda directory.

NOTE: the amanda-users list is itself on the amanda-announce distribution, so you only need to subscribe to one of the two lists, not both.

To subscribe, send a message to amanda-users-request@amanda.org.

amanda-hackers
The amanda-hackers mailing list is for discussion of the technical details of the Amanda package, including extensions, ports, bugs, fixes, and alpha testing of new versions.

To subscribe, send a message to amanda-hackers-request@amanda.org.

amanda-cvs
You should never send an e-mail to this list. Subscribers of this list will receive an e-mail for every commit do to the cvs tree.

To subscribe, send a message to amanda-cvs-request@amanda.org.

There are searchable archives of the Amanda mailing lists:

If you have problems with the mailing lists themselves (such as you receive a bounce message indicating that amanda-users doesn't exist) or some other problem where you suspect the lists are not functioning correctly, please contact postmaster@amanda.org

NOTE: The Egroups/Yahoo mailing lists *DO NOT* accept email messages and you will get an error back indicating as much if you attempt to send mail. If you want to send out email asking for help, you MUST send it to the @amanda.org addresses listed above.

If the mailing list support is insufficient, or you'd rather just search out someone who may provide some degree of commercial support, go to the commercial support page.

Some messages (mentioned in the Amanda distribution) about converting from the flat file directory structure of amanda-2.4.0 to the tree format used after that may be found here:

Amanda contact information

The following addresses can be used if you run into problems using the amanda-users/amanda-hackers/amanda-announce mailing lists or the web site. These are *NOT* for general purpose Amanda questions, which would be better suited to the Amanda mailing lists or Amanda forums.