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Richard
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Re: Snapshots

#21 Post by Richard » Tue May 01, 2018 12:07 am

You need to read this thread:
http://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php? ... d5#p444438

[Sorry, just realized it was above in this thread. Still good advice.]

mksq_opt=-comp xz -b 262144 -processors 2
for some temperature relief.
It dropped my max temps while snapshotting by about 8 - 10°C.
MX171 on Lenovo T430-2017: i5-3320M, 8 GBRAM, 4.15.0-1-amd64, intel_pstate, 119GB SSD
MX171 on AA1(ZG5) & EeePC-1005ha: Dual Core N270, 1 GBRAM, 4.15.0-1-686-pae, 150GB HDD
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Re: Snapshots

#22 Post by Gordon Cooper » Tue May 01, 2018 1:16 am

Vincent17 wrote:Interesting information! I have a cheap 4-core HP laptop. The first time I ran snapshot, when I saw cpu usage and temperature, I ran the laptop to the garage and placed it on a toaster grate. Technical notes: 1. this method does not work in summer 2. wife must not see or grate will be demoted.
On a toaster grate? For technical tests like this, I would put it under the grate and make use of the heat for a bit of grilling. :happy:

More seriously, have given up any concerns about the temperature. I clean out the dust regularly and the cpu keeps going - has been for 10 years so far. Should outlast me.
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Primary OS : MX-17.1 64bit. Also MX17, Kubuntu14.04 & Puppy 6.3.
Dell9010, MX-17.1, Win7

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Re: Snapshots

#23 Post by linwinux » Mon May 07, 2018 10:10 am

Hmmmmm, I was getting ready to create a snapshot on an old dual core HP, more specifically an HP 6730b with core duo P8600 2,4 Ghz processors, 4GB RAM, and a 2 GB Swapfile. There are no additional hardware devices installed, and no external displays. It's not a dual-boot setup either, just MX Linux 17.1 all by itself.

Once I start the snapshot process, the laptop can just sit there "as is" without anyone working on it. From what I've been reading here, would it be more sensible not to even bother? What about using Timeshift? I have that installed too. That won't make a snapshot of the entire setup including all of the installed apps though, will it? It would be nice to have a snapshot for that 10 year old setup, but I don't feel like using up a bunch of time during/afterwards just to turn around and fix everything again. :frown:

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Re: Snapshots

#24 Post by linwinux » Mon May 07, 2018 11:15 am

Timeshift appeared to work flawlessly! It took 18 minutes to make a snapshot of the entire system, to include home with around 6 GB in data. The laptop never ran hot and the fan never came on loud enough for me to even be concerned. All total the snapshot contained over 450.000 files with a total disk volume of 9.1 GB size. Sometime this week I'll go ahead and wipe out the OS on that system, followed by re-installing MX 17.1 and using a snapshot after that. I'd try using Timeshift from a live USB boot, but I'm afraid that I'll screw something up if I do that ... :p

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Re: Snapshots

#25 Post by technwarnersprings » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:21 am

Thank you for your response. The laptop is/was the commercial version and I got a steal at $390 (new) on the Amazon website. The seller recognized the error in pricing and it was changed the following day. I see no reason in spending $1K for a business laptop when Linux can run on cheaper hardware.

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Re: Snapshots

#26 Post by technwarnersprings » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:08 am

Yep, Beautiful Warner Springs!

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Re: Snapshots

#27 Post by technwarnersprings » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:41 pm

SOLVED!!! I Purchased a Dell XPS-15 fully loaded. I still have my old one from about 10 years ago and it's still running strong. So I thought, why not go for another one. I have relegated the old XPS-15 to a SAMBA File/Print Server.

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