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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

Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ubuntu. Why? Well, as I see it, with all the great usefulness of Linux, its biggest drawback is with its mixed up way of installing apps. All the ...
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Making a snapshot of ubuntu?

I installed ubuntu without LVM. Is it still possible to make a snapshot of it? If so how can I do it? Keep in mind I never made a linux snapshot before. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Kernel 4.5
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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 there a way to restore a Linux system to a previous state Using BTRFS? as in Windows restore points

Windows restore points... How to have the same functionality in Ubuntu ? With existing tools like Deja-Dup I have tried to set up snapshots and got trouble following the instructions. Is there a ...
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Shutter snapshot tool to copy image to clipboard

I'm a new Ubuntu Desktop user and looking for snapshot tool to use as alternative to Greenshot in Windows. I found Shutter is the one. Though I want to copy the image in Shutter built-in editor to ...
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Take screenshots in background silently for archive purposes

During my work, I often try out tools of different complexity and develop usage and integration scenarios. I use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Sometimes if things get really complicated, I am not always sure ...
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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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What are the main differences between a system snapshots (Timeshift) and partition images (saved as iso)?

Following comments under this answer of mine I became interested in the question whether the best option for me in order to back-up a system is a partition back-up as described at the linked answer or ...
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How to take snapshots with LVM?

This time when I installed Ubuntu off my LiveUSB I ticked the option to also install LVM for easier snapshot taking and partition resizing. But now even after looking in the LVM man page, I am still ...