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Is there a easy-to-use full-system snapshot manager for ubuntu?

Use-case: After a complete system breakdown (e.g. rm -rf /bin) the ability to restore the previous system state.

I tried to use rsync, but didn't understand how to apply such functionality with that.
Edit: Mabye the requirement for a "snapshot" mechanism was misleading.
A good analogy for the solution I'm looking for is like a docker commit command, a stable image of my system that I could use if something goes sideways

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It sounds to me like you are looking for a full-system and incremental backup solution. This question has a little different focus but I think it might be an answer to what you are looking for.

Which is Most TimeMachine-like Backup Program for Ubuntu?

And here are some other alternatives.

https://alternativeto.net/software/time-machine/?platform=linux

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  • By using back in time, and setting the directory I want to take the snapshot of to "/" I am practically taking a snapshot of the whole system, or I'm missing something?
    – DsCpp
    May 1, 2019 at 7:20
  • @DsCpp that seems reasonable to me. I do worry that certain areas may be dangerous to backup this way, e.g. /proc /dev. Also, /mnt /media and /snap could potentially cause issues if you back them up.
    – RaidPinata
    May 1, 2019 at 22:57
  • indeed, i've incountered problems with this method in all solutions you provided ("unbackable folder" backintime called it). A good analogy for the solution I'm looking for is like a docker commit command, a stable image of my system, so I could use if something goes sideways
    – DsCpp
    May 2, 2019 at 4:00

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