Amanda-3.5.1.svn.7714

Name

amanda-scripts — Configuring and using the Script API

DESCRIPTION

The Script API is a flexible system for invoking user-supplied scripts at various points in the execution of Amanda. This manual page describes the operation and configuration of the API. For help writing Script API scripts, see http://wiki.zmanda.com/index.php/Script_API.

SCRIPTS

This section lists the scripts included with Amanda, see the individual man page for instructions on using them. For complete How-To information, consult the Amanda wiki at http://wiki.zmanda.com.

Script properties work just like application properties: they are insensitive to case, and - (dash) and _ (underscore) may be used interchangeably.

SCRIPTS OUTPUT PROPERTY

A pre-dle-amcheck, pre-dle-estimate or pre-dle-backup executed on the client can output property on stdout that are sent to the application. If the output line matches "PROPERTY str1 str2", Amanda sets a property called "str1" by the value of "str2", that property is sent to the application.

SCRIPTS FAILURE (to abort a backup)

A pre-host-estimate, pre-dle-estimate or pre-dle-backup executed on the client can abort a backup by writing an error message (single line) to STDERR and exit with != 0.

A post-dle-backup executed on the client can make a backup a failure by writing an error message (single line) to STDERR and exit with != 0.

SEE ALSO

amanda(8), amanda.conf(5)

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

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by Jean-Louis Martineau (Zmanda, Inc.) and Dustin J. Mitchell (Zmanda, Inc.).


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