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CyberGhost
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Question about snapshots, persistence, and updates...

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Post by CyberGhost » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:56 pm

Hi I was wondering, after I make a snapshot and burn it to a USB stick, and boot it up, can I just update it like it is every so often? Or do I need to make a persistence first then update it that way? I just wasn't sure if I could update it running from the USB stick without persistence enabled. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
MX 18.3 64 Bit
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HP Notebook 17-x115dx
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Intel HD Graphics 620
Toshiba 1TB HDD

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Re: Question about snapshots, persistence, and updates...

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:52 am

CyberGhost wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:56 pm
Hi I was wondering, after I make a snapshot and burn it to a USB stick, and boot it up, can I just update it like it is every so often? Or do I need to make a persistence first then update it that way? I just wasn't sure if I could update it running from the USB stick without persistence enabled. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
you can do updates without persistence, however, if you don't run persistence, then updates will not survive a reboot.

I keep a usb w/ persistence enabled for updates as my backup fresh-install media.
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Re: Question about snapshots, persistence, and updates...

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Post by Adrian » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:51 am

Or update and take another snapshot, you can take snapshots from Live environment. MX Live USB Maker (and live-usb-maker CLI tool) actually can clone the USB to another USB flashdrive.

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Re: Question about snapshots, persistence, and updates...

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Post by CyberGhost » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:37 am

dolphin_oracle wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:52 am
CyberGhost wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:56 pm
Hi I was wondering, after I make a snapshot and burn it to a USB stick, and boot it up, can I just update it like it is every so often? Or do I need to make a persistence first then update it that way? I just wasn't sure if I could update it running from the USB stick without persistence enabled. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
you can do updates without persistence, however, if you don't run persistence, then updates will not survive a reboot.

I keep a usb w/ persistence enabled for updates as my backup fresh-install media.
Ok thank you!
MX 18.3 64 Bit
4.19.0-5-amd64 x86_64
HP Notebook 17-x115dx
Intel Core i7-7500U (2.7 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores)
8 GB RAM DDR4-2133 SDRAM (2 x 4 GB)
Intel HD Graphics 620
Toshiba 1TB HDD

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Re: Question about snapshots, persistence, and updates...

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Post by CyberGhost » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:39 am

Adrian wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:51 am
Or update and take another snapshot, you can take snapshots from Live environment. MX Live USB Maker (and live-usb-maker CLI tool) actually can clone the USB to another USB flashdrive.
Good to know thanks!
MX 18.3 64 Bit
4.19.0-5-amd64 x86_64
HP Notebook 17-x115dx
Intel Core i7-7500U (2.7 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores)
8 GB RAM DDR4-2133 SDRAM (2 x 4 GB)
Intel HD Graphics 620
Toshiba 1TB HDD

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