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Best practice for mounting a partition to use with timeshift for multiple users

I am setting up a multi-user laptop for my wife, with me as an admin user in addition to her account. This is to wean her off windoze, so must be bomb-proof. Hence I want to set up timeshift, which I'...
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Timeshift --clone console using

I can't run system clone via the Timeshift utility. Maybe I'm using the wrong syntax? user@ubuntuserver:~$ sudo timeshift --clone [sudo] password for user: /dev/sdb1 is mounted at: /run/timeshift/...
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Backing up Linux using timeshift on an external hard drive

So here I just installed Timeshift on my ubuntu 20.04 LTS. As I was trying to set up the backup of my entire system using timeshift, it shows that I can only save backup data on my primary partition. (...
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How can i stop Timeshift from changing my second ssd mount point

I have two SSD's in my laptop. One SSD is where my system lies, and the other is used for data/media storage. I have set up Timeshift to make three daily backups, and to save them on the ssd for media/...
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How to run Timeshift from command line

I'm struggling a bit with running Timeshift from command line. My disk structure look like this: sda 8:0 0 1.8T 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 512M 0 part ...
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timeshift: not enough disk space error

I'm using timeshift from repository, Xubuntu 20.04. I'm trying to back up a small system (25 GB) to a 1TB disk that has 515GB free, mounted on /dev/sde3 as /archiv. sde3 is the only partition on this ...
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Cannot boot in Ubuntu after restoring Ubuntu using timeshift

recently I was using Ubuntu and I tried to delete a service called dconf-service which ended up breaking up my system But I had used a app callled time shift which is a backup application for Linux ...
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Timeshift backup on btrfs partition fails with error when @home subvolume is included in backup

I installed Kubuntu 21.10 on btrfs partition. By default, it creates @ and @home. I booted into my new Kubuntu btrfs installation, and indeed, I am able to make a Timeshift snapshot, just as "...
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What happens to directories ommitted from a timeshift snapshot when restoring a snapshot?

I've been using timeshift for some time now and it works just fine. But as my storage started to fill up, the snapshots are getting larger. To prevent this there's one thing which I've been wondering ...
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How do I Install Ubuntu, using BtrFS and the Server ISO and still be able to use Timeshift?

To be clear, I'm not trying to install a server; I'm using it to install the base OS and then I install the vanilla gnome desktop package. I use the server ISO because they stopped making the mini ...
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Ubuntu 21.04. How to update Timeshift?

I’ve got Timeshift 20.11.1 installed. The latest version of Timeshift is 21.09.1. How do I update Timeshift to the latest version? Seems my Timeshift is not updated as part of Ubuntu Software Center ...
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Can't execute TimeShift from crontab -e

Whenever I try to to a 0 4 * * * timeshift --create --comment "Daily Backup Cron @ 04:00" --tags D it always ends with ** (process:1797061): CRITICAL **: 04:01:03.801: long_parse: assertion '...
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Ubuntu with ZFS and Timeshift starts only in Live USB Mode

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 20.10 and choose the ZFS, then installed Timeshift and it only starts in Live USB Mode. Why? USB install stick has been removed.
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Will timeshift backup all the files in "/" (include /etc, /bin, /dev, /boot ...)?

I want to use timeshift to make backups. But I only see it make backup for /usr, /var. So I want to know whether it will make backup for /boot, /etc,... If I broke the files under /etc, will the ...
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polkit? How do I make timeshift gui start without making me enter my password? (`Authentication is needed to run '/usr/bin/env' as the super user`)

I really don't need this nagging dialog box forcing me to enter my password every time I want to do something with backups, but I can't figure out how to disable it ( like, it's clearly not a matter ...
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Timeshift failed me twice

No matter if I use Timeshift or preinstalled Backups both recovery tools have failed me when trying to recover my system. From time to time it happens that installed updates crash my machine. It ...
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Timeshift restored snapshot undone after restart

When using Timeshift to go back to the working version of my Ubuntu system, the working version only stays until I shut the PC down and turn it back on. When I do so, it goes back to the non-working ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 and 1st Timeshift system backup. Look correct?

I'm new to Ubuntu. I'm trying to do my first system backup using Timeshift. The screenshot with the details is here https://imgur.com/a/ZelWeZJ My Ubuntu system is about 4 days old. This first initial ...
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Logging issue in graphics terminal in Ubuntu 20.04 after timeshift setup

I installed timeshift btrfs type in my Dell laptop with Ubuntu 20.04 for btrfs. After reboot, I see login is not possible in graphics console and so pressing CTRL-ALT-F2 I came to text console and ...
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timeshift path is set to /tmp/.. instead of /timeshift/

after I restored my ubuntu using timeshift, I noticed that the gui does not show any of my snapshots. It seems that timeshift is somehow linked to /tmp folder instead of /timeshift. Is there any way ...
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timeshift restore stuck

I'm new to linux and just broke my system. machine: Lenovo thinkbook yoga 14s OS: Ubuntu 20.04 I tried to clean my system with Bleachbit, it got stuck and filled up my drive, so I decided to go back ...
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How to completely remove timeshift?

I installed Timeshift backup and Restore manager for my Ubuntu 20.04 and I interrupted the backup. Now I uninstalled the Timeshift but the folder still exists under the root with 15 GB of storage, And ...
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Timeshift unanswered questions

I'm new to Linux and found out the hard way about the virtues of keeping a backup I can restore my system from. So I am trying Timeshift and have some questions about what's going on under the hood. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 default backup program not backing up .dbus file [duplicate]

Deja-dup dose not backup .dbus Ubuntu 20.04. If I use timeshift -/home/username and Deja-dup can I restore with fresh install off Ubuntu 20.04, restore with timeshift with snapshot on USB stick, and ...
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How to expand the OS backwards by backing up all the configs and programs and all?

I wanted to keep all the configurations and programs and everything the same but wanted to uninstall windows. I thought of backing up using timeshift and then reinstalling the OS and then restoring ...
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Missing df command on Ubuntu 20.04

I tried to run TimeShift but got an error saying: Commands listed below are not available on this system: *df I tried to install the df command using sudo apt install coreutils and got a message ...
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How do I install Windows 10 alongside existing Ubuntu 20.10 while retaining data on existing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I need to install Windows 10 for some work but I already have Ubuntu 20.10 installed on my HDD. All the space on the HDD has been allocated so no free space. I read that it's better to install Windows ...
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Copying TimeShift bkp from HDD to HDD maxed my OS SSD to 0 bytes free and bricked it. Need a fail-safe way to copy without compromising the OS SSD

The factors involved: OS: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS running on an SSD /sdb2 119GB with 72GB of free space File to transfer: 44.8GB TimeShift protected and locked snapshot Source of folder: 4TB internal HDD ...
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timeshift: not enough disk space error backing up 16GB system files to 4TB drive

I'm on a Mate 20.04 system. I've been using Duplicity for backups, but I'm looking at setting up Timeshift for system backups. However, it's telling me that my target for the snapshots (a 4TB raid ...
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How can I make timeshift take a backup of the whole system?

How can I make timeshift take a backup of the whole system? I am unable to find any tutorials to do this! I am using the default config.
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Timeshift tags in Ubuntu

Here is the screenshot of my backups in TimeShift: What are the TimeShift tags like 'O', 'D'?
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My install of Ubuntu 20.10 is in a boot loop and I can’t fix it

My install of Ubuntu 20.10 is in a boot loop and I can’t fix it at all. Ctrl+Alt+F2 and F4 work, but they just bring me to a blank screen with no text. I can’t even type. I have a Timeshift backup of ...
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Timeshift v20 deletes my changes in Settings > Filters

I try to explain Timeshift v20.03 to exclude my download folder. My Kubuntu using: $ lsb_release -a Description: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS I tried to add Exclusion here Settings > Filters: change: ...
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Can I use Timeshift to go back to a previous release of Ubuntu?

I recently attempted an upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04. During the process I got stuck whilst comparing 2 versions of a config file. Foolishly I used ctrl+c and unknowingly aborted the upgrade. The ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.01, full disk encryption, btrfs, & hibernation?

I am trying to install *20.04.01 on my desktop with full (or almost full as Tj puts it) disk encryption including encrypted swap partition that allows hibernation, and btrfs. The last few years I am ...
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ALERT! encrypted source device uuid=longstring Does not exist, can't unlock nvme0n1p3_crypt

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 20.04 machine with all my needed programs. I used TimeShift to create a full system backup (my drive is encrypted). I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on yet a machine and loaded ...
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Timeshift backup to Samba NAS drive

I have a Samba NAS that I would like to be able to backup to using Timeshift. I am able to mount it to a folder via cifs-utils, but it does not show as an available local drive in timeshift. Mounting ...
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Timeshift setup: what is the result of the different `/root` options?

This is related to a similar question I have posted, but this is different: I just wonder what are the different options for /root doing. My intention is to save my system with all programs and ...
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Timeshift setup: how to backup system with programs and all theirs configs, but without Video, Music etc?

I only make rare snapshots on an external drive (RSYNC option). I would like to backup all my programs with all their configuration settings as I have them now, but when I restore my system all ...
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