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       amsamba - Amanda Application to interface with smbclient


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

       The device name in the disklist must have the form
       ´//CIFSHOST/SHARE/SUBDIR´ where CIFSHOST is the CIFS host containing
       the data to be backed up, SHARE is the share to connect, and subdir is
       the subdirectory to backup. ´/subdir´ can be ommited, in which case the
       complete share is archived.

       Unlike most applications, amsamba backs up and restores data located on
       a different system from that where amsamba itself runs. The host
       containing the data is the CIFS host. In practice, amsamba is usually
       run on the same system as the Amanda server, with a DLE like

       localhost "//CIFSHOST/SHARENAME" amsamba-dumptype

       Include or exclude can be used, but not both. The path for ´exclude
       list´ or ´include list´ must be absolute path on the CIFS host. The
       estimate calculates the complete size of the share, without regard for
       include or exclude directives. It will be larger than the actual dump
       if you use include or exclude. Using ´estimate server´ in the dumptype
       could give better estimate.


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


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


           The path to the gnutar binary.  The default is set when Amanda is
           built by the --with-gnutar configure option. gnutar is used to
           create the index.


           Location of the amandapass file, defaulting to
           "$CONFIG_DIR/amandapass".  Relative pathnames are relative to the
           configuration directory, "$CONFIG_DIR/<config>".  Note that this
           file is located on the client, not on the server.  The format of
           the file is as follow:
             Sharename User%Password Domain

           Sharename is ´//HOST/SHARE´ without the SUBDIR.  Sharename can be
           quoted, it can be ´*´ to match all share, it can be ´//pc-host/*´
           to match all share on pc-host.  User is the username use to connect
           to the share.  Password is the password use to connect to the
           share.  ´%Password´ is optional if the user can connect to the
           share without password.  ´User%Password´ is optional, the user
           ´guest´ without password is use to connect to the share.  Domain is
           optional. Example:
             //another-pc/share otheruser%otherpw domain
             //another-pc/share otheruser%otherpw
             //another-pc/share myuser mydomain
             //another-pc/share myuser


           This username without password is used to connect to the share if
           no matching entry is found in the amandapass file.


           For restore command only, the data is recoved in that directory.
           Must be a unix path for "tar" RECOVER-MODE or a smb path for "smb"


           "tar" or "smb", default to "tar". If "tar", the data is recovered
           on the local machine, If "smb", the data is recovered on the smb
           client machine.


       This application supplies exclude lists via the smbclient -TX option.
       Normal shell-style wildcard expressions, using * and ?, are not
       supported. All expressions are matched only from the base directory of
       the DLE. Expressions that match a directory may have a leading or
       trailing "/". Example expressions:

         ./temp-files           # exclude top-level dir "temp-files" entirely
         ./temp-files/          # same
         /temp-files            # same
         temp-files             # same
         ./temp-files/*         # BAD: does nothing
         *.iso                  # BAD: does nothing
         proxy/local/cache      # exclude "cache" in dir "proxy/local"

       Include lists are supported only if excludes are not given. They are
       handled via the smbclient -TI option. Include matching is identical to
       the exclude matching described above.


         define application app_amsamba {
           property "SMBCLIENT-PATH" "/usr/bin/smbclient"
           property "GNUTAR-PATH" "/bin/tar"
           property "AMANDAPASS" /etc/amandapass"
           property "ALLOW-ANONYMOUS" "guest"


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

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       Jean-Louis Martineau <>
           Zmanda, Inc. (