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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change the source.list file for LVM snapshot

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal) and we know that 12.10 is in End of Life status. They removed every mirror image from http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ to old-releases.ubuntu.com. As per comment by ...
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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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How to get the current lvm snapshot name

I am used LVM for ubuntu. I can get all the present snpashot names using sudo lvscan. But I wanted current snapshot name on which I am. Is there any command or trick for this?
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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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Will snapper (for btrfs) work well on Kubuntu 12.04?

I'm running btrfs in Kubuntu 12.04 with SSD's. My boot partition is ext2, but my home and root partitions are btrfs. I'm very interested in using the snapper tool (from OpenSuse). I just learned that ...
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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 ...