Timeshift and the Settings

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Re: Timeshift and the Settings

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Sorry for my ignorance, but when I go to users tab, /root is excluded. Don't you want /root in your backup?
Or should I leave it unchecked?
Or is "/root" different than the "/" where my OS lives?
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Leave it unchecked, those are users and not the system.
"Tune for maximum Smoke and then read the Instructions".
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Re: Timeshift and the Settings

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HaveaMint wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:55 am
Leave it unchecked, those are users and not the system.
Thanks!!
I've been checking them because I thought it was my OS!!!
If all stays stable I'll delete everything I have besides first backup and change it
Thank you.
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Thanks for this excellent tutorial. It resolved a subtle concern that I had, which seemed to be unaddressed. The point below requires highlighting.
All files are copied when first snapshot is created. Subsequent snapshots are incremental. Unchanged files will be hard-linked from the previous snapshot if available.
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Re: Timeshift and the Settings

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Ok so what I do now is if I'm going to drop old snapshots I delete them first then create my newest one. Not sure if I need to. Worried if I create one then delete older ones, that stuff will be missing since when I made the new one it was there then not there after when I deleted
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Re: Timeshift and the Settings

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Stoof2010 wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:58 am
Ok so what I do now is if I'm going to drop old snapshots I delete them first then create my newest one. Not sure if I need to. Worried if I create one then delete older ones, that stuff will be missing since when I made the new one it was there then not there after when I deleted
There's no need to worry about which Timeshift snapshots you delete or in what order. Not even the very first snapshot needs to be kept; removing it won't affect the remaining snapshots.
"Tune for maximum Smoke and then read the Instructions".
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