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I have a development computer running Ubuntu. I often mess things up and end up reconfiguring everything on the machine the way I like it. I would prefer to be able to revert my system to a set point.

What is the best way to do this?

I would prefer not to use virtualization because of the performance hit.

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Also, if you like to experiment then ZFS and BTRFS are the best filesystems for doing snapshots. – Sacx Feb 25 '11 at 8:46

I think that you could do this with LVM snapshots. This might also have a bit of a performance hit, but it shouldn't be nearly as bad as virtualization. The link is not instructions to do exactly what you want, but it should get you started.

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