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  1. zfigz

    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    heh, well the plan was always for a remote copy to exist, just wish i didn't have to make the image for it all to work oh well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    just to followup, i went with the following setup to store my timeshift snapshots remotely with the ability of restoring if my computer were to disappear/explode/etc: 1) manual cron for timeshift (except for backup snapshots) ❯ cat /etc/cron.d/timeshift-hourly SHELL=/bin/bash...
  3. zfigz

    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    yeah, i'm gonna stick with pop!_os as i'm quite happy with it. if you wanna give it a go, feel free to as i would really like to be able to simply do a fresh install and just restore via timeshift.
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    and yup, everything matches. so this is where i throw in the towel unless y'all have any other ideas. i'm gonna try making a disk image of my main computer via disks and then see if i can restore from that with a live boot disk "and then use timeshift to restore." ps i did notice the uuid in...
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    interesting, i ran the bootloader repair steps and now i have an error that's similar but diff uuid. i'm gonna check the fstab / crypttab files to make sure they're good.
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    okay, and here are the results of the next test mentioned above: and then a better error when i exit initramfs: i've gotten this before, but gonna see if i can dig deeper. i may just try repairing the bootloader and see if that fixes it. any suggestions and ideas, please lemme know.
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    heh, yah so the following files + directory need to reflect what your new disk has: /boot and /boot/efi fstab crypttab (if you're using an encrypted disk) you can also edit the info.json file to have the correct uuid for your new disk as well, but don't think this is necessary as that's just...
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    yah, Condobloke's experience absolutely baffles me. though i do understand that having an encrypted disk adds an additional layer complexity, but i think it's more than that. no matter what, at least with what little i do know, when you do a fresh install onto a disk it'll always create new...
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    22.04 here and correct, i always disable all the grub options for advanced. i've been experimenting if / when to enable updating initramfs. eh, i like pop. i'm picking up my ssd today that'll mirror my own SSD to create a disk clone and then try the timeshift restore again. can't remember...
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    Ohhh, but are you restoring from the cloned image first and then restoring from timeshift??
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    you didn't have to copy your new drive's uuids to your fstab, crypttab (if encrypting?), and /boot and /boot/efi?
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    and this was on a new drive? the files mentioned above would definitely give you trouble if that were the case. i tried using foxclone a while back and ran into issues. why not use gnome disks that was mentioned above. couldn't i create a disk clone image that way? nice, i'll check this out...
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    yah, that's what i've actually been doing. a full disk clone via clonezilla and timeshift. i just wanna be able to fully restore via timeshift, and while i've seen success stories, i'm about to putter out as this is taking too much of my time. maybe someone can chime in with a success story...
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    all things went down hill when i tried to restore my home user, it wouldn't do it. timeshift just failed, but did create the user home directory. so i went to pop!_os fix boot loader steps, https://support.system76.com/articles/bootloader/, and followed all the steps etc, but i was the...
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    Can timeshift be used on fresh install to avoid cloning ?

    were you ever able to solve this? i noticed that wizardfromoz had you go to this timeshift thread but i don't see any info about your experience. i've started further conversation there about it if you'd like to share your experience. cheers!
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