.....will it also alter the fstab thingie (technical term) so that the /home is 'seen'....maintains 'contact' with the rest of the os etc etc ??....or is that something I need to do as a separate action?
Nah! She's apples mate I ain't going anywhere in a hurry.free space on the Seagate?
The one I trust is actually my main HDD the Hitachi and they say maintain your Time Shift on a separate storage device from the system.the drive you trust most a
[andrew@darkstar:andrew/493c81e6-30bf-42da-8670-288dbe678ba1]$ sudo tree -L 2 timeshift/snapshots/2021-05-24_11-05-32 (05-24 12:01) timeshift/snapshots/2021-05-24_11-05-32 ├── exclude.list ├── localhost │ ├── bin -> usr/bin │ ├── boot │ ├── dev │ ├── etc │ ├── home │ ├── lib -> usr/lib │ ├── lib64 -> usr/lib │ ├── mnt │ ├── opt │ ├── proc │ ├── root │ ├── run │ ├── sbin -> usr/bin │ ├── srv │ ├── sys │ ├── timeshift │ ├── tmp │ ├── usr │ └── var └── rsync-log
I just "timeshifted" for the first time ever one of my systems when getting no desktop after an upgrade, rebooted to another system and came here looking for some guidance in this thread on how to "timeshift" from a TTY. I read the 12 pages and didn't see anything about that, rebooted again, jumped to a TTY, logged in and typedDo you have any insight on how to run Timeshift from the Command Line? I could login by doing the "CTRL+ALT+F1" and then log in at the command line, but from there I don't know enough about Linux to find Timeshift and execute it.
sudo timeshift --restore
Select snapshot: Num Name Tags Description ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 0 > 2021-05-08_19-05-52 O antes de actualizar KDE a 5.21.5 1 > 2021-05-09_08-48-22 O actualizado plasma-framework a 5.82 y qt a 5.15.2 2 > 2021-06-08_19-14-05 O antes de actualizar KDE a 5.22 Enter snapshot number (a=Abort, p=Previous, n=Next):
Time shift is not available for slackware.
Wow, that's legend, Hornet @Tolkem , I am going to digest that further over a coffee or three and before I get to the beer.
Thanks ever so much for sharing.
Yeah, it is indeed a great tool. The one feature missing is the ability to list and choose a snapshot in Grub to boot in read-mode only(a la snapper in openSUSE)so you can verify that it works and solves your issue, other than that, a really useful tool, very easy to use and fast as well; the whole restoring process took nothing but a couple of minutes.You can see why I liken Timeshift to a Swiss Army Knife, it has so many uses, and you have proven there is more than one way to skin a cat.
Note that snapper doesn't support ext4, you need btrfs for it to work, and for the grub feature, openSUSE as it is the only one providing that for the moment with the pkg grub2-snapper-plugin, it's in Fedora's future plans https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/BtrfsWithFullSystemSnapshots#Scope, but for now, openSUSE is the only one with that specific, and should I add, awesome feature. Others distros can use this https://github.com/Antynea/grub-btrfs however, it seems it is only available in Arch's repos, others will have to build from source.That's two beers from the Aussie fans of Timeshift, Mate.
I take your point about Snapper, it is a good tool, but one I have used seldom. I am planning soon to try it on some Debian-based and Arch-based Distros in my stable, and will report back.