simplesnap - Simple and powerful network transmission of ZFS snapshots

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename simplesnap_1.0.4+nmu1_all.deb
Package name simplesnap
Package version 1.0.4+nmu1
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin
License -
Maintainer John Goerzen <>
Download size 17.25 KB
Installed size 46.00 KB
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_1.0.4+nmu1_all.deb 1.0.4+nmu1 all Debian Main
simplesnap - - -


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


Type URL
Binary Package simplesnap_1.0.4+nmu1_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




2018-01-10 - Adrian Bunk <>
simplesnap (1.0.4+nmu1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Correct the order of dependencies to list
zfs-fuse (in main) first. (Closes: #884288)
2017-10-10 - John Goerzen <>
simplesnap (1.0.4) unstable; urgency=low
[ John Goerzen ]
* Added one more note
* Rebuild docs
[ Trey Dockendorf ]
* Add ability to build RPMs via Makefile
[ Al Nikolov ]
* Properly substitute Unix tools with GNU tools. Works on Solaris.
* Do a substitution for UNIX head too.
[ John Goerzen ]
* Rework deps so it doesn't get wrapped up in zfs-fuse removal
* Clarified --local
* Log errors using err syslog priority
* Doc regen
* New standards-version
* Bump debhelper compat to 9
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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