Modules to help you handle persistent state on systems with ephemeral root storage [maintainer=@talyz] (by nix-community)

Impermanence Alternatives

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  • Ask HN: How to Manage Phones and PCs for Elderly Parents?
    2 projects | | 23 Apr 2024
    You might want to set up NixOS with impermanence, with something like Install an easy to use desktop environment like ElementaryOS, and configure NixOS with or without Flatpak, if you want to give the user the ability to install new software or not. Then set up automatic updates, automatic garbage collection and you have a truly stable system.
  • Tvix – A New Implementation of Nix
    8 projects | | 16 Apr 2024
    I would not call these projects unbelievable, but they are neat.

    - Opt-in state: and

  • Every NixOS rebuild creates a new Tailscale machine
    1 project | /r/NixOS | 11 Jul 2023
    That way will work - I use the impermanence module which works similarly but allows to hide mounts.
  • Silverblue users: why?
    4 projects | /r/Fedora | 23 Jun 2023
    This is indeed a blind spot. Thanks for pointing that out! Silverblue -to my knowledge- doesn't do a lot to address this. Though, 3rd-party tools like Home Manager and the suite of applications developed by the folks over at uBlue might be able to limit this to a minimum. Though I'm not sure if it surpasses NixOS in this regard; for the uninitiated. Though, to my knowledge, this requires special attention and depends on the specifics of the NixOS system in question.
  • NixOS for the Impatient
    5 projects | | 9 Jun 2023
  • How to add impermanence afterwards?
    1 project | /r/NixOS | 16 May 2023
  • File system choice for Impermanence setup
    1 project | /r/NixOS | 20 Apr 2023
    I have recently stumbled upon Impermanence - modules to help you handle persistent state on systems with ephemeral root storage, and the concept seems quite nice.
  • Erase your darlings: Can this be applied to /home?
    1 project | /r/NixOS | 17 Apr 2023
    I haven't used it yet but nix-community/impermanence has a home-manager module that might be useful.
  • Interested in NixOS, have some questions
    3 projects | /r/NixOS | 4 Apr 2023
    Some files in /etc (like saved networks) will still not be managed by NixOS, if you want to have full control over them use Impermanence
  • Upgrading to NixOS 22.11 Issue
    5 projects | /r/NixOS | 24 Jan 2023
    { imports = [ (modulesPath + "/installer/scan/not-detected.nix") "${builtins.fetchGit { url = ""; }}/system76" "${builtins.fetchGit { url = ""; }}/nixos.nix" ];
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