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NAME

       amsuntar - Amanda Application to interface with native tar utility
       available on solaris platforms

DESCRIPTION

       Amsuntar is an Amanda Application API script. It should not be run by
       users directly. It uses Solaris bundled tar utility to backup and
       restore data. Currenty ACLs from ZFS file system can only be backed up
       using the solaris supplied tar utility.

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

       Solaris 10 supports Role Based Access Control(RBAC) which is enabled by
       default. To run backup operations using sun tar utility by under
       privileged user like backup, backup user need to have proper roles and
       profiles, specially "Media Backup" profile/role. This can be done using
       'usermod -P "Media Backup" backup' command.

PROPERTIES

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

       BLOCK-SIZE

           Optional tar read or write block size.  The default is 256.

       DIRECTORY

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

       EXTENDED-ATTRIBUTES

           Include extended attributes in archive.  The default is YES.

       EXTENDED-HEADERS

           Write tar file with extended headers. With this optiion the
           modification time is maintained with a  granularity of
           microseconds,Long file names and file sizes greater than 8GB can be
           archived. The default is YES.

       SUNTAR-PATH

           The path to the suntar binary. The default is set when Amanda is
           built.

       LANG

           Default LANG is "C". suntar require an UTF-8 LANG if you have UTF-8
           filename and it is configured for extended headers. A good value
           can be "en_US.UTF-8" if that locale is installed on your machine.

       NORMAL
           List all regex (Perl Regular Expression syntax) that are normal
           output from sun tar. These output are in the "FAILED DUMP DETAILS"
           section of the email report if the dump result is STRANGE or
           FAILED. Default values:

           is not a file. Not dumped\$
           same as archive file\$

           To treat one of these default patterns differently, specify it
           explicitly in a different property.

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

       STRANGE
           List all regex (Perl Regular Expression syntax) that are strange
           output from sun tar. The result of the dump is STRANGE if sun tar
           produce a strange output. These output are in the "FAILED DUMP
           DETAILS" section of the email report. Default values:

           : invalid character in UTF-8 conversion of
           : UTF-8 conversion failed.\$

           To treat one of these default patterns differently, specify it
           explicitly in a different property.

       ERROR
           List all regex (perl Regular Expression syntax) that are error
           output from sun tar. All sun tar output that doesn't match a
           normal, ignore or strange regex are error by default. The result of
           the dump is FAILED if sun tar produce an error output. These output
           are in the "FAILED DUMP DETAILS" section of the email report.
           Default values:

           : Permission denied\$

           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

       Satya Ganga <gast@zmanda.com>
           Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)

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

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