amanda‐applications − Application−api for amanda

     Describe how to use application with Amanda

     This section lists the applications included with
Amanda. See the individual man pages for instructions on
using them. For complete How−To information, consult the
Amanda wiki at

 •   amgtar(8), − use GNU Tar to backup and restore data.

 •   ampgsql(8), − use PostgreSQL's continuous WAL

 •   amraw(8), − use open and read to read the data.

 •   amsamba(8), − use smbclient to backup and restore data.

 •   amstar(8), − use star to backup and restore data.

 •   amsuntar(8), − use native tar on Solaris to backup and
     restore data.

 •   amzfs‐sendrecv(8), − use zfs to create a snapshot and
     use 'zfs send' to generate the backup.

 •   amzfs‐snapshot(8), − use zfs to create a snapshot and
     for use with other applications (e.g. amgtar)

     An application is defined in amanda.conf(5) as follows:

define application−tool $appconfigname {
   plugin "$pluginname"
and then referenced in a dumptype as

define dumptype $dumptypename {
   program "APPLICATION"
   application "$appconfigname"

     Application properties, like Amanda configuration
parameters, are insensitive to case, and − (dash) and _
(underscore) may be used interchangeably.


     See the individual plugin documentation for properties
applicable to each plugin.

     amanda(8), amanda.conf(5)

     The Amanda Wiki: :

     Jean−Louis Martineau <>
     Zmanda, Inc. (

     Dustin J. Mitchell <>
     Zmanda, Inc. (