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MX 17 Repository: The Timeshift Thread

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MX 17 Repository: The Timeshift Thread

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Post by Stevo » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:33 pm

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Timeshift 17.11 has now landed in the test repository.
Timeshift is a system restore utility which takes snapshots
of the system at regular intervals. These snapshots can be restored
at a later date to undo system changes. Creates incremental snapshots
using rsync or BTRFS snapshots using BTRFS tools.
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It's pretty simple to use; here's an online guide.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Timeshift Thread

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Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:48 pm

I really liked what I saw.
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Timeshift Thread

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Post by nathan2423 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:10 pm

How do you guys see this as comparing to or integrating with regular use of the MXSnapshot utility and/or aptik? Would Aptik's one-click backup do most or all of timeshift while also assisting in upgrades?

I think in my case my main concern is catastrophic failure of my hard disk and therefore the need to reconstruct the system on a new hard disk, which is why I am so sold on MxSnapshot as MxLinux's killer feature.

But I remember using Windows system restore somewhat regularly, and it might be good to have that capacity again.

So MxSnapshot? Timeshift? Aptik "One-Click Backup"? LuckyBackup?

It would really be helpful to come up with a good conceptual framework.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Timeshift Thread

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Post by balarm » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:26 pm

Till now I've used Timeshift only for backup/restore system. It's fast and I trust it.
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Timeshift Thread

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Post by richb » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:51 am

The version in the MX Test repo is working well for me. Perhaps it can be moved to Main.
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Timeshift Thread

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Post by dphn » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:14 pm

must be in main. Have no test-repos activated and became an update for timeshift. My previous version was the LMDE version. MX version is newer.
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Timeshift Thread

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Post by dphn » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:24 pm

my version is 18.9+ds-1~mx17+1
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Timeshift Thread

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Post by richb » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:46 pm

dphn wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:24 pm
my version is 18.9+ds-1~mx17+1
So is mine, but I installed from the test repo. I did not check main before installing.
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Timeshift Thread

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Post by Stevo » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:28 pm

We just moved 18.9 to main because of the positive test reports and also because it reportedly fixed some bugs in the older version.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Timeshift Thread

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Post by Stevo » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:33 pm

Timeshift 18.9 has been moved to main, and we now have the latest 19.01 in the test repo.

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