amzfs‐sendrecv − Amanda script to create zfs sendrecv

     amzfs−sendrecv is an Amanda application implementing
the Application API. It should not be run by users directly.
It create a zfs snapshot of the filesystem and backup the
snapshot with 'zfs send'. Snapshot are kept after the backup
is done, this increase the disk space use on the client but
it is necessary to be able do to incremental backup. If you
want only full backup, you can disable this feature by
setting the KEEP−SNAPSHOT property to 'NO'. Only the
restoration of the complete backup is allowed, it is
impossible to restore a single file.

     The application is run as the amanda user, it must have
many zfs privilege:

    zfs allow −ldu AMANDA_USER mount,create,rename,snapshot,destroy,send,receive FILESYSTEM

     Some system doesn't have "zfs allow", but you can give
the Amanda backup user the rights to manipulate ZFS
filesystems by using the following command:

usermod −P "ZFS File System Management,ZFS Storage Management" AMANDA_USER
This will require that your run zfs under pfexec, set the
PFEXEC property to YES.

     The format of the diskdevice in the disklist (DLE) must
be one of:

Desciption              Example
−−−−−−−−−−              −−−−−−−
Mountpoint              /data
ZFS pool name           datapool
ZFS filesystem          datapool/database
ZFS logical volume      datapool/dbvol

     The filesystem doesn't need to be mounted.

     This section lists the properties that control
amzfs−sendrecv's functionality. See amanda‐applications(7)
for information on the Application API, application


     Path to the 'df' binary, search in $PATH by default.


     If "YES" (the default), snapshot are kept after the


     backup, if set to "NO" then snapshot are no kept and
     incremental backup will fail.


     Path to the 'zfs' binary, search in $PATH by default.


     Path to the 'pfexec' binary, search in $PATH by


     If "NO" (the default), pfexec is not used, if set to
     "YES" then pfexec is used.

In this example, a dumptype is defined to use amzfs−sendrecv
application to backup a zfs filesystem.
 define application−tool amzfs_sendrecv {
   comment "amzfs−sendrecv"
   plugin "amzfs−sendrecv"
   #property "DF−PATH"  "/usr/sbin/df"
   #property "KEEP−SNAPSHOT" "YES"
   #property "ZFS−PATH" "/usr/sbin/zfs"
   #property "PFEXEC−PATH" "/usr/sbin/pfexec"
   #property "PFEXEC" "NO"

 define dumptype user−zfs−sendrecv {
   program "APPLICATION"
   application "amzfs_sendrecv"

     amanda(8), amanda.conf(5), amanda‐client.conf(5),

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