Provided by: amanda-client_3.3.0-1ubuntu1_i386 bug


       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

       o   amgtar(8), - use GNU Tar to backup and restore data.

       o   ampgsql(8), - use PostgreSQL's continuous WAL archiving.

       o   amraw(8), - use open and read to read the data.

       o   amsamba(8), - use smbclient to backup and restore data.

       o   amstar(8), - use star to backup and restore data.

       o   amsuntar(8), - use native tar on Solaris to backup and restore

       o   amzfs-sendrecv(8), - use zfs to create a snapshot and use 'zfs
           send' to generate the backup.

       o   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"
          property "$PROPERTY_NAME" "$PROPERTY_VALUE"
       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

       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. (