Zmanda Cloud Backup creates the amandabackup user during installation. This user is used for backup and restoration, and is critical to the process.
The amandabackup user is created on the domain by default if a domain is detected. Users can choose to create the user locally instead. If no domain is detected, amandabackup is created locally.
If it is ever necessary to change from a local amandabackup user to a domain amandabackup user, please follow these directions.
The installer can take care of amandabackup account creation, even on a domain.
On any machine that is currently running ZCB, do the following:
If there are additional machines that run ZCB, please repeat steps 1-4 on each machine. On step 5, you will be asked to provide the password for the existing domain amandabackup account.
On the domain controller:
Once the account is created on the domain, we must force ZCB to use the domain amandabackup user for the ZCB Services.
Do the following on every system that needs to use the new domain amandabackup user.
If the password for the domain amandabackup user is identical to the password for the original local amandabackup user account, no further steps are necessary.
If the password is not the same, do the following.