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Backup Tool - LM19Cinnamon

Post by gk_021176 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:10 am

Hello Team,

I have installed Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon Desktop. I am very happy with the desktop. Thank you.

I have started taking Backup using Backup Tool. But, I am not finding any documentation on Backup Tool.

My question is

If we take 1st Backup and will the subsequent backups will be incremental of it is going to be full complete backup ?

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Re: Backup Tool - LM19Cinnamon

Post by gm10 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:29 am

gk_021176 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:10 am
If we take 1st Backup and will the subsequent backups will be incremental of it is going to be full complete backup ?
Backup Tool creates full backups of your home folder.

Timeshift creates incremental backups of your root or anything else you tell it to.
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Re: Backup Tool - LM19Cinnamon

Post by Sir Charles » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:42 am

You might want to have a look as well at rsync/grsync for incremental backups. Rsync is by the way what Timeshift uses too, under the hood, that is.
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Re: Backup Tool - LM19Cinnamon

Post by gk_021176 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:30 am

Thank you all.

Now, I got it. The backup tool takes complete backup (/home and any other folder/files which we choose), whereas Timeshift takes complete + incremental backups.

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Re: Backup Tool - LM19Cinnamon

Post by smurphos » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:36 am

By default Timeshift does not back up /home.....it's intended as a system recovery tool which leaves your personal files alone.
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Re: Backup Tool - LM19Cinnamon

Post by Pierre » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:07 am

- the Timeshift program would backup the system or / root files
- the Mint Backup program would backup the user or /home files

whereas Grsync could be configured to both.
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Re: Backup Tool - LM19Cinnamon

Post by Alpha_sh » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:06 pm

Pierre wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:07 am
- the Timeshift program would backup the system or / root files
- the Mint Backup program would backup the user or /home files

whereas Grsync could be configured to both.
you can configure Timeshift to back up your /home directory in the settings
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Re: Backup Tool - LM19Cinnamon

Post by Mage of Maple » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:33 pm

Alpha_sh wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:06 pm
you can configure Timeshift to back up your /home directory in the settings
You can, but you probably shouldn't. If you discover a system instability and want to roll back, you probably don't want any changes you've made to your documents to be rolled back also.

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Re: Backup Tool - LM19Cinnamon

Post by MrEen » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:41 pm

Mage of Maple wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Alpha_sh wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:06 pm
you can configure Timeshift to back up your /home directory in the settings
You can, but you probably shouldn't. If you discover a system instability and want to roll back, you probably don't want any changes you've made to your documents to be rolled back also.
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Re: Backup Tool - LM19Cinnamon

Post by Pierre » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:50 pm

Yep - - that could be awkward, if your Documents were rolled back,
and you weren't aware that they had been changed.

like most software, you sure can modify their behaviour to suit your own particular needs,
but you do need to be aware of any resultant issues that could arise, from such an modification.
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