System restore tool for Linux. Creates filesystem snapshots using rsync+hardlinks, or BTRFS snapshots. Supports scheduled snapshots, multiple backup levels, and exclude filters. Snapshots can be restored while system is running or from Live CD/USB. (by teejee2008)

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Suggest an alternative to TimeShift


Posts where TimeShift has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-07-28.
  • Tmeshift is Godsent.
    reddit.com/r/linuxmint | 2021-08-01
    Yes, Timeshift is useful and works well. Or rather it works well except for some glaring interface problems, which are documented on the program's rather neglected and slightly hidden bugtracker.
  • What's a small Linux program that you don't give much thought but makes your life a hundred times easier from time to time?
    reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-07-28
    Why is nobody mentioning #timeshift
  • Is it possible to export your distro as it is to an ISO file?
    That sounds like what I do with Timeshift though it creates images rather than text files. I run it every week. I have a multitude of images I can load in minutes.
  • Does timeshift solve everything and can you use it in tty?
    reddit.com/r/linuxmint | 2021-07-03
    A few parts of Timeshift's UI are in desperate need of overall. For instance, at one point the program gives the impression that it has hung when it has not. However, Timeshift's author seems mostly to ignore bug reports. That said, that appears to be the author's policy, sort of. For, he says here, on Mint's github, that the issue 'tracker is checked once a year when the app is being updated'. That tracker is, er, on a different github (namely, here). And apparently - according to Mint's github - 'If you use Linux Mint and need support for an issue please use the Linux Mint support forums'. This is all a bit of a mess, it seems to me.
  • BTRFS subvolumes missing
    reddit.com/r/pop_os | 2021-06-19
  • Old time (20+ years) Windows user, but I am sick of it. I need a strong Linux distro that can become my new main OS for work and personal use. What do you recommend between Ubuntu or Debian?
  • Is it possible to back up all my Ubuntu OS?
  • I'm the Fedora Project Leader -- ask me anything!
    reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-06-09
    Been loving Timeshift on Garuda/Arch, though a bit barebones, it does the job: https://github.com/teejee2008/timeshift
  • Need advice about either developing on Windows or switching to Linux
    It's possible to get "system restore" functionality in linux if you want that to help secure against borking your system. https://github.com/teejee2008/timeshift
  • Timeshift: Selected snapshot device is not a system disk
    reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-06-02
    From Timeshift's github page:
  • System snapshots and ext4
    reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-05-15
    You bet there are, man. Take a look at Timeshift. It's a very simple solution that works on top BTRFS and EXT4.
  • How do I rename a root subvol?
    reddit.com/r/btrfs | 2021-05-09
    A quick search of the github issues page came up with this.
  • [Q] What's the easiest way to backup your Linux build?
    reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-05-03
    The author literally excludes this use case in the readme: https://github.com/teejee2008/timeshift
  • How to revert to snapshot - BTRFS
    Seems like your snapshot are being managed by Timeshift, if so you can follow https://github.com/teejee2008/timeshift/wiki/Restoring-Snapshots, or using the command timeshift --restore
  • Error -17 object already exists
    reddit.com/r/btrfs | 2021-04-26
    I have been using btrfs for a few months now. Unfortunately it looks like I have run in to a few errors with the code. I am using ubuntu 20.10, kernel with timeshift to keep snapshots.


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