[SOLVED] Timeshift insufficient disk space

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Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

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tyru wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:12 am
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Your setting has everything being backed up, including /home.

Is that on purpose? If not, change the setting under users to this:

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As of now, it seems that Timeshift is trying to backup it's own directory of backups, hence the warning of such a large number.
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Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

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No, in my setting /home in not inclued (you have the screenshot in one of my previous posts)
I tryed with "inclued hidden" as you said... nothing changed...
As of now, it seems that Timeshift is trying to backup it's own directory of backups, hence the warning of such a large number.
I don't understand what you mean by that...
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Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

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tyru wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:59 am
... as I said in my first post
Your OP also says LMDE set up that partition scheme automatically, which is literally impossible. Admittedly, there's a remote chance you've found a bug, but it's about a hundred times more likely this is operator error. Good luck figuring out what you're doing wrong. I've had enough.
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Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

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Hey man, sorry if I said something that upset you. I'm not an English speaker so I may have missed something ...
I'm just looking for a solution to a problem ... Go do what interests you instead of replying to my messages but stay cool, it's not not such a big problem!
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Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

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tyru wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:29 pm
I'm not an English speaker so I may have missed something
I don't think your English is the problem, but if you do perhaps you should take this to the Forum Français.
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Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

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Actually I did it before asking my question here. It seems climat change makes pbears nervous... :wink:
Anyone else have an idea ?
Is there an other way to make backups, an other app maybe ?
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Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

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Congratulations, you have earned the rare distinction of being added to my ignore list. Have a nice day.
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Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

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tyru wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:40 am
No, in my setting /home in not inclued (you have the screenshot in one of my previous posts)
I tryed with "inclued hidden" as you said... nothing changed...
As of now, it seems that Timeshift is trying to backup it's own directory of backups, hence the warning of such a large number.
I don't understand what you mean by that...
Sorry, I read your pic wrong. :oops:
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Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

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Try BackInTime. See if that works.
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Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

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Thanks to your advice, JerryF, I tried BackinTime and, as it were backupping, I realised that, as I asked it to save the / partition, it was also saving an other whole hard drive witch I'm using to store docs (NTFS)... So I stopped it and looked a little closer and I discovered a /boot/efi partition on that hard drive... (Incidentally, I figured I also can't see that HD in the file explorer of LMDE...)
Is it why it's trying to save that disk to ?
That could explain why there was not enough place for timeshift...
I wonder why this /boot/efi partition is on that HD... It's not even the HD where windows 7 is installed...

Maybe I will have to settle that question of /boot/efi partition first... and re-install LMDE properly ?

These are screenshots of Gparted showing :

The HD where I installed LMDE :
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The HD where Windows 7 is installed :
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The HD where I found that /boot/efi partition and that BackInTime is trying to save :
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Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

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Here's what I plan to do :
1 Empty the hard drive containing the / boot / efi partition and temporarily put its contents elsewhere
2 erase all its partitions and format it in NTFS (so it can also be used under windows)
3 Reinstall LMDE by creating a / boot / efi partition on my new hard drive

Question: Will Windows still be able to boot if I do this?
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Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

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I run Timeshift on a monthly basis.
I have an almost identical HDD size to yours.
I have partitoned an external HDD with a Timeshift partitioin and a rsync partition (used for my own data backups)
I have configured Timeshift to backup to the external HDD only and i have no problems with space related error messages
Hope this info helps as it might be worth a try.

Regards,
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Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

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Ok It's a googd idea to make a partition for Timeshift's backups. Thanks
My main problem stays : do you think Windows will boot if I erase and recreate le /boot/efi partition on an other HD ?
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Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

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Problem Solved thanks to Laurent85 :
form the return of :

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inxi -SM
ls /sys/firmware
efibootmgr
df -Th
cat /etc/fstab
sudo lsblk -o name,size,fstype,parttype
he understood the PC has no UEFI, the /boot/efi partition was created by mistake...

I settled that by correcting the fstab file :

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xed admin:/etc/fstab
and deleted the 2 lines :
# /dev/sdf1
UUID=6AC0B49DC0B470C5 /boot/efi ntfs defaults 0 0
save, quit and restart

Great !
Thanks to you all !
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