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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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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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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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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Proper way to remove an active / inactive LVM snapshot

I have created a sample ruby script file for removing extra LVM snapshots from the system. For removing LVM snapshot, we are using lvremove command. This command is working fine and we can remove ...
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Ho to make btrfs snapshot in Ubuntu 14.10?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 with the / partition as btrfs, I want to make a snapshot of the subvolume /home occasionally. How to I proceed?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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BTRFS cannot delete snapshot - operation not permited

I cannot delete a the btrfs subvolume "2014-07-28" which is a snapshot of the "@" created by the kubuntu installer to serve as the kubuntu root. teneighty@teneighty-MS-7924:/$ sudo mount -o ...
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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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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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Snapshot Boot - Ubuntu

I am trying to implement snapshot boot in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I know that writing disk to /sys/power/state will put my system in hibernation. Next time, when I boot, it restores from that point. I want ...
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LVM: unable to create snapshot due to failed merge of prior snapshot

I inadvertently created a situation where I deleted an LVM snapshot that was pending a merge (yes - bonehead move). Now I can neither finish the merge nor create a new snapshot on the original logical ...
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Snapshot revert fails in my KVM setup

I am trying to revert a snapshot and I am getting the below error message in my KVM setup . Reverting to a snapshot is failing. #virsh snapshot-revert TestImg Deployed-Stage --force error: An error ...
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Errors when attempting to setup snapshot post LVM setup

I have been given assistance in setting up my LVM to be able to use snapshot in a previous ubuntu thread though at this point I just cannot figure out how to get my snapshot setup so that I could feel ...
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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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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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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 XP ...