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


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

amzfs-snapshot(8), - create/destroy zfs snapshot.

script-email(8), - send email.

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


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.

RELATED TO amanda-scripts…

amanda(8), amanda.conf(5)

The Amanda Wiki: :


Jean-Louis Martineau <[email protected]>

Zmanda, Inc. (

Dustin J. Mitchell <[email protected]>

Zmanda, Inc. (