Update skipping Timeshift

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Yaroslav_Mineyev
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Update skipping Timeshift

Post by Yaroslav_Mineyev » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:49 am

Hello,
I have Linux Mint installed on ZFS, so I use ZFS snapshots instead Timeshift.
Upgrading Linux Mint via GUI requires Timeshift snapshot.
"apt dist-upgrade" makes hybrid of Ubuntu MATE and Linux MATE.
Is there any way to upgrade Linux Mint without Timeshift? May be bash script?
Thanks.

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Re: Update skipping Timeshift

Post by Pjotr » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:29 am

Yaroslav_Mineyev wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:49 am
Upgrading Linux Mint via GUI requires Timeshift snapshot.
No. It's strongly recommended, but not obligatory.
Yaroslav_Mineyev wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:49 am
"apt dist-upgrade" makes hybrid of Ubuntu MATE and Linux MATE.
What gave you that idea? :shock:
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Re: Update skipping Timeshift

Post by HaveaMint » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:14 am

Yaroslav_Mineyev wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:49 am
Is there any way to upgrade Linux Mint without Timeshift? May be bash script?
Thanks.
Just go through the timeshift setup and set it to manual and then never worry about it again.
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Re: Update skipping Timeshift

Post by gm10 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:34 am

Yaroslav_Mineyev wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:49 am
Is there any way to upgrade Linux Mint without Timeshift?
Yes, run this:

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sudo touch /etc/timeshift.json
Then run the upgrade script again.
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Re: Update skipping Timeshift

Post by sdibaja » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:29 am

wouldn't it be better to just remove the Timeshift warnings/announcements entirely?
If I recall correctly the update manager has some option to remove that warning...

Installing Timeshift and then not using it is just asking for trouble...purge it entirely if you can.
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Re: Update skipping Timeshift

Post by gm10 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:10 am

sdibaja wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:29 am
wouldn't it be better to just remove the Timeshift warnings/announcements entirely?
Hardly, trying a major version upgrade without a snapshot would be foolish, there's so much that can go wrong and nobody wants to be responsible for that.
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Re: Update skipping Timeshift

Post by Larry78723 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:33 pm

Yaroslav_Mineyev wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:49 am
I have Linux Mint installed on ZFS, so I use ZFS snapshots instead Timeshift.
It seems that ZFS snapshots are the equivalent of a Timeshift snapshot. https://www.thegeekdiary.com/zfs-tutori ... nd-clones/
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Re: Update skipping Timeshift

Post by sdibaja » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:22 pm

gm10 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:10 am
sdibaja wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:29 am
wouldn't it be better to just remove the Timeshift warnings/announcements entirely?
Hardly, trying a major version upgrade without a snapshot would be foolish, there's so much that can go wrong and nobody wants to be responsible for that.
Really?
I didn't know that Linux Mint was that fragile.

Reinstall is no longer trivial either?
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Re: Update skipping Timeshift

Post by gm10 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:48 pm

sdibaja wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:22 pm
gm10 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:10 am
sdibaja wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:29 am
wouldn't it be better to just remove the Timeshift warnings/announcements entirely?
Hardly, trying a major version upgrade without a snapshot would be foolish, there's so much that can go wrong and nobody wants to be responsible for that.
Really?
I didn't know that Linux Mint was that fragile.

Reinstall is no longer trivial either?
It's as fragile as the user makes it. A vanilla install will upgrade cleanly but the upgrade script cannot know what kind of modifications the user made to the system.

Reinstall is trivial enough but not when the user isn't expecting having to do one.
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