Snapshots allow users to create images of a specified filesystem. Use this tag if you have problems or questions about creating Snapshots in Ubuntu.

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virsh snapshot-create-as gives “unable to execute QEMU command `transaction`”

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 Server that hosts several virtual machines. I want to make backups of these VM's using the snapshot mechanism. The purpose of these snapshots is to have a backup on an external ...
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“Last known working configuraition”

Is there a way to make Ubuntu have a last known working configuration. Windows has this as standard and can be accessed at the boot menu. I’ve asked this question in the irc channels and the best ...
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Btrfs snapshot marked as deleted

I am using Btrfs v3.12 and each time I delete a snapshot it is not deleted, marked as "DELETED" but the global size of the volume doesn't change. I have never seen that in older version of BTRFS. ...
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Manage Snapshots

So Ubuntu supports LVM. This in turn supports creating and restoring snapshots of the hard drive. Coming from Windows, this is a highly useful feature for restoring the system to a previous point (In ...
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rsync creating target directory with old date

I have a script that automates backups - hourly snapshots of my xubuntu 12.04LTS workstation. It creates a directory named according to the date and time, ie: 20140316-1033, representing 10:33 this ...
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Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ubuntu [closed]

since I could not find how to post this as a blog/post/tutorial in AskUbuntu.. I decided on posting it here, were it is best exposed anyhow ... Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ...
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snapshot of certain user home directory every 12 hours

I have a build server that builds our comnay product in a continuous build method. the build user is called build (surprise ,surprise, i know :-) ) and most of the data that it uses is simply taken ...
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make snap shot script

I am attempting to write a script take a snapshot of a given logical volume and delete any older than rotate_count. The makesnap tool takes a snapshot of the given logicalvol. The snapshot’s name is ...
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Does “snapshot” command exist like in Linux Redhat? [duplicate]

I used to use "snapshot" command to capture screen shots in the Linux Redhat environment. Is there the same or similar command with ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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how to take Automatic screenshots in ubuntu 12.04 every 2 minutes [duplicate]

I am Ubuntu 12.04 user and I want my machine take automatic screenshots of my work every 2 minutes. So which Software you prefer. Please suggest me.
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Going back to a previous Ubuntu state

15 years ago GoBack came out which let Windows users revert changes and restore a computer to a previous state. It did this by imposing a journaling system underneath the OS - at the block level, not ...
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System image to be loaded to QEMU [duplicate]

Is there any way to take a snapshot of my current system and load it on another computer to QEMU?
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Is it possible to take a snapshot of / (or other) filesystem, like in VirtualBox?

Taking snapshot of root partition will make possible to roll back to previous state. This is very helpful when something went wrong and/or data loss occurs. This feature can be seen in VirtualBox HDD ...
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How to rollback an LVM2 snapshot

What's the equivalent of creating a snapshot and reverting to it later on in ZFS (which is automated and usually hassle-free) in LVM2? I've looked at the progress of this LVM2 feature a while ago and ...
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How to take snapshot of the Dash or an Indicator menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to take a screenshot of a whole desktop with app menu selection? When we want to take a snapshot of the screen we just press PrintScreen. But this doesn't work in ...
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Can I Recover The Files in the Directory /usr from a btrfs Snapshot?

Some time ago, I moved the folder /usr to its own partition. Before this it had lived in the / partition which has a **btrfs filesystem. Accidentally, I formatted my /usr partition from my Windows ...
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Haw can I take snapshots from a live stream in command line?

I have a security camera and I would like to take snapshots each 5-10 minutes using cron jobs, but I could fined any command line tools, I tried the following: avconv -i rtsp://ip:554/h264_2 -r 1 ...