Freezer execute backups, restores and admin tasks through actions and jobs.
an action is the simplest execution of freezer, it could be a backup, a restore or an admin task.
An example of a backup using the agent:
freezer-agent --action backup --backup-name my_backup --storage swift --container my_backup_container
An example of an action as an INI file saved as /tmp/my_backup.ini:
[default] action = backup backup_name = my_backup storage = swift container = my_backup_container
Then we can use the ini file like this:
freezer-agent --config /tmp/my_backup.ini
A job is a wrapper around a single or multiple actions that will be excecuted by a client and it contains scheduling information for recurrent executions.
A job can be represented as a json file.
A group of jobs which share the same scheduling time, this is really helpful to sync backups across multiple nodes.
A client is an agent/scheduler running in a host.