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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 and dual boot (two disks)

I bought a new Dell workstation that came with Windows 10 Pro installed. I added a second disk where (after some changes in BIOS) I managed to install Ubuntu 20.04. Windows boots by default. If I want ...
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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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Timeshift only booting into “Live USB Mode”. How do I fix this?

I installed Timeshift the other day, and it's only booting into "Live USB Mode". I can't make backups, though I am able to restore. I am trying to backup to a external drive, which is ...
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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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Change /boot in this BTRFSonLUKS install so passphrase prompt after GRUB instead of before?

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 on my laptop according to Ubuntu 20.04 with btrfs-luks full disk encryption including /boot and auto-apt snapshots with Timeshift using an encrypted swap file twice 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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mtime of files on SD-card /camera mismatch UTC

when taking photographs with mobile phone or camera, the files are "created and modified" the actual local clock-time. As soon as i copy the file to my PC , or take a TAR from the SD-card ...
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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 ...