... that's 6 years coming up.you can ask any and all questions on Timeshift at my Tutorial here
I have been using it since version 1.4 (that is not a typo), around 5 years coming up.
He also saysRemember to delete all snapshots before un-installing. Otherwise the snapshots continue to occupy space on your system. To delete all snapshots, run the application, select all snapshots from the list (CTRL+A) and click the Delete button on the toolbar. This will delete all snapshots and remove the /timeshift folder in the root directory.
He also recommends saving the snapshots on external storage rather than in your Home folder or partition. That then eliminates the possibility of running out of space on your installed Distro.Disk Space
Timeshift requires a lot of disk space to keep snapshot data. The device selected as snapshot device must have sufficient free space to store the snapshots that will be created.
If the backup device is running out of space, try the following steps:
- Reduce the number of backup levels - Uncheck the backup levels and keep only one selected
- Reduce the number of snapshots that are kept - In the Schedule tab set the number of snapshots to 5 or less.
- You can also disable scheduled snapshots completely and create snapshots manually when required
G'dayI remember looking in and deleting every snapshot folder except the most recent and seeing that they were all empty, and noticing it made no difference to the disk space.
Doesn't matter, if you wish to contribute, it is still live and current, just a different MemberEdit: didn't realise the age of the thread.
Yes, it helps thank youG'day
That is because you deleted the wrong folders. Let me show you, from one of my Linuxes, Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' with the Cinnamon desktop. (click the picture)
SCREENSHOT 1 - TIMESHIFT CONFUSION
The File Manager shot on the left shows the folder (sub)structure you deleted from. Note the curly arrows and the path, in my case, saying
(yours will be different, relative to your environment)
Then the one of the right appears to show most of the same folders, but no curly arrows, and my path shows as
Note the difference in path.
In the first instance yours would have ended in something like "snapshots-daily" or "snapshots-weekly" &c. I only take snapshots on demand.
The curly arrows indicate links only (like a Windows shortcut) to the folders containing the real volume of files.
Note in the two window panes I have a folder named the same showing in each.
If I delete the one with the curly arrow on left, or indeed all the curly arrowed ones, it makes no discernible difference to the volume of space consumed by it on my drive. I am only deleting a link (shortcut) a few kB in size.
BUT (Wizard's but is always close behind him), if I delete the one on the right, I will regain 7.7 GiB in space.
In the end, it is better to delete the snapshots from within Timeshift itself, as Brian has said, and as Tony George says, by highlighting the one or ones that you wish to delete, and then pressing the delete button at top.
You should do this before uninstalling Timeshift too. However if you have uninstalled or purged Timeshift first, then you will still need to manually delete the snapshots as I have described above.
HTH (hope this helps), and any more questions, ask me over at my thread.
Friday here in Oz, so
I still use it!!!Doesn't matter, if you wish to contribute, it is still live and current, just a different Member
And the OP is still with us and has just posted a new Thread in this subforum.
I don't know whether he decided for or against using Timeshift again, what say you, @Shmu26 ?
Amen to That !!!....we can only live in hope that those who "have difficulty' following instruction on this forum read your sage advice, CharlieAdvice from an Old Geezer - follow the directions exactly; and make sure you understand those directions. If you don't understand, then ask.