simplesnap - Simple and powerful network transmission of ZFS snapshots

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: simplesnap
Package version: 1.0.3
Package release:
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 up. 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.



    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


    • /usr/sbin/simplesnap
    • /usr/sbin/simplesnapwrap
    • /usr/share/doc/simplesnap/README.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/simplesnap/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/simplesnap/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/simplesnap/examples/cron.daily.simplesnap.backuphost
    • /usr/share/doc/simplesnap/examples/cron.daily.zfsnap.serverhost
    • /usr/share/doc/simplesnap/examples/cron.hourly.simplesnap.backuphost
    • /usr/share/doc/simplesnap/examples/cron.hourly.zfsnap.serverhost
    • /usr/share/doc/simplesnap/examples/cron.monthly.zfsnap.serverhost
    • /usr/share/doc/simplesnap/examples/cron.weekly.zfsnap.serverhost
    • /usr/share/man/man8/simplesnap.8.gz


    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.