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NAME

       amstar - Amanda Application to interface with star

DESCRIPTION

       Amstar is an Amanda Application API script. It should not be run by
       users directly. It uses star to backup and restore data.

       The diskdevice in the disklist (DLE) must be the directory to backup.

INCLUDE - EXCLUDE

       amstar doesn't support include. Both 'exclude list' and 'exclude file'
       are supported. There is a maximum of 100 patterns (limit of star).

       Moving directories into and out of directories on the exclude list
       causes incremental backups to not contain the files in the moved
       directories until the next full backup unless the moved files are
       modified after the move.

PROPERTIES

       This section lists the properties that control amstar's functionality.
       See amanda-applications(7) for information on application properties
       and how they are configured.

       ACL

           If "YES" (the default), amstar will store files acl by passing the
           -acl argument to star. If "NO", then the -acl option is not given
           to star, and it will not try to backup the acl.

       COMMAND-OPTIONS
           If set, theses options are passed asis to star. Each option must be
           a different value of the property. Some option can break how amanda
           do backup, use it with care.

           Use:
             property "COMMAND-OPTIONS" "--foo" "bar"

           Do not use:
             property "COMMAND-OPTIONS" "--foo bar"

       DIRECTORY

           If set, gnutar will backup from that directory instead of the
           diskdevice set by the DLE. On restore, the data is restore in that
           directpory instead of the current working directory.

       ONE-FILE-SYSTEM

           The default is "YES". This property is deprecated and the default
           value can't be changed. star requires it when it works in dump
           mode.  This corresponds to the -xdev option of star.

       SPARSE

           If "YES" (the default), star will store sparse files efficiently.
           If "NO", then the -sparse option is not given to star, and it will
           not try to detect sparse files.

       STAR-DLE-TARDUMP

           If "YES", amstar will use a different tardump file for each DLE.
           The default is "NO".  This property is needed with older versions
           of star doing many dumps in parallel, because of a race condition
           in updating the tardump file.

       STAR-PATH

           The path to the star binary. The default is set when Amanda is
           built by the --with-star configure option.

       STAR-TARDUMP

           The directory where star stores the database it uses to generate
           incremental dumps.  The default is /etc/tardumps.

       NORMAL

           List all regex (POSIX Extended Regular Expression syntax) that are
           normal output from star. These output are in the "FAILED DUMP
           DETAILS" section of the email report if the dump result is STRANGE
           or FAILED. Default values:
             "^could not open conf file"
             "^Type of this level "
             "^Date of this level "
             "^Date of last level "
             "^Dump record  level "
             "^Throughput"
             "^.*is sparse$"
             "^star: dumped [0-9][0-9]* (tar )?files"
             "^.*The following problems occurred during .* processing.*$"
             "^.*Processed all possible files, despite earlier errors.*$"
             "^.*not written due to problems during backup.*$"
           To treat one of these default patterns differently, specify it
           explicitly in a different property.

       IGNORE

           List all regex (POSIX Extended Regular Expression syntax) that
           amanda ignore. These output are never in the email report.

       STRANGE

           List all regex (POSIX Extended Regular Expression syntax) that are
           strange output from star. All star output that doesn't match a
           normal or ignore regex are strange by default. The result of the
           dump is STRANGE if star produce a strange output. These output are
           in the "FAILED DUMP DETAILS" section of the email report.
             "^Perform a level 0 dump first.*$"
           To treat one of these default patterns differently, specify it
           explicitly in a different property.

SEE ALSO

       amanda(8), amanda.conf(5), amanda-applications(7)

       The Amanda Wiki: : http://wiki.zmanda.com/

AUTHORS

       Jean-Louis Martineau <martineau@zmanda.com>
           Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)

       Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin@zmanda.com>
           Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)