How To Backup and Restore Ubuntu & Linux Mint With Timeshift. Timeshift is a backup and system restoration utility for Linux operating systems similar to the System Restore feature in Windows
Timeshift is a backup and system restoration utility for Linux operating systems similar to the System Restore feature in Windows operating system. This tool protects the system by taking incremental snapshots of a filesystem at regular intervals.
It uses RSYNC and BTRFS mode for taking the snapshots. These snapshots can be restored at a later point of time to revert the changes made to the system or to recover the unbootable operating system.
Timeshift is designed to protect only system files and settings, not user documents. However, you can enable the backup of the user documents if needed.
Set up the PPA with the below command.
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
Update the repository index.
sudo apt update
Install Timeshift with the below command.
sudo apt install -y timeshift
Open the Timeshift from the respective graphical interface.
Ubuntu: Activities » Search for Timeshift.
Linux Mint: Menu » Administration » Timeshift.
Enter your password if you get an authentication window.
Follow the backup wizard to configure Timeshift.
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