simplesnap - Simple and powerful network transmission of ZFS snapshots

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name simplesnap
Package version 1.0.3
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 68 B
Download size 16.62 KB
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simplesnap is a simple way to send ZFS snapshots across a net‐
work. Although it can serve many purposes, its primary goal is
to manage backups from one ZFS filesystem to a backup filesystem
also running ZFS, using incremental backups to minimize network
traffic and disk usage.
simplesnap it is designed to perfectly compliment
snapshotting tools, permitting rotating backups with arbitrary
retention periods. It lets multiple machines back up a single
target, lets one machine back up multiple targets, and keeps it
all straight.
simplesnap is easy; there is no configuration file needed. One
ZFS property is available to exclude datasets/filesystems. ZFS
datasets are automatically discovered on machines being backed
simplesnap  is robust in the face of interrupted
transfers, and needs little help to keep running.
nlike many similar tools, simplesnap does not
require full root access to the machines being backed up. It
runs only a small wrapper as root, and the wrapper has only three
commands it implements.


Package Version Architecture Repository
simplesnap_1.0.3_all.deb 1.0.3 all Ubuntu Universe
simplesnap - - -


Name Value
liblockfile-bin -
zfs -
zfs-fuse -
zfsutils -


Type URL
Binary Package simplesnap_1.0.3_all.deb
Source Package simplesnap

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install simplesnap deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install simplesnap




2014-02-14 - John Goerzen <>
simplesnap (1.0.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add --backupdataset and --datasetdest options.
* Enhance examples and documentation.
* Fixed bug in --local
2014-02-13 - John Goerzen <>
simplesnap (1.0.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Enhanced logging in simplesnapwrap.
* Added information about interrogating the backup pool to the manpage.
2014-02-12 - John Goerzen <>
simplesnap (1.0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed exit code from simplesnap.
2014-02-11 - John Goerzen <>
simplesnap (1.0.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release.  Closes: #738740.

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