Recovery using timeshift

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Ilan
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Recovery using timeshift

Post by Ilan » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:16 am

Hi,
I am backing my computer using timeshift.
I want to know the exact procedure for the full system recovery.
As I understand I need to use the Linux Mint installation USB to install.
And then I have to use Timeshift.
Assuming I have all the disk snapshot how exactly I do the restore ?
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Re: Recovery using timeshift

Post by Pjotr » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:18 am

Ilan wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:16 am
As I understand I need to use the Linux Mint installation USB to install.
Not to install. To boot from.

Then in that live session, launch Timeshift and point it to the snapshot that needs to be restored. Easy as pie. :mrgreen:
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Re: Recovery using timeshift

Post by gm10 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:19 am

You only need the live USB if your system isn't bootable anymore.

I hope you realize that Timeshift is not a backup tool though. I creates a snapshot of your system files. It does not back up your data.

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Re: Recovery using timeshift

Post by Pjotr » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:21 am

gm10 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:19 am
It does not back up your data.
Unless you've told it to. :mrgreen:
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Re: Recovery using timeshift

Post by gm10 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:22 am

True, but you know why it's not recommended. ;)

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Re: Recovery using timeshift

Post by Ilan » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:46 pm

Sorry for my ignorance but I need several clarifications.
I am only talking about a case that the system is unbootable.
I insert the installation USB and it boots Linux Mint.
Then (When I did install) I am supposed to press on the installation Icon.
Do I use the recovery of Timeshift before or after the previous step ?
Suppose I backed up all my disk (including the data) is everything I have to do is press restore and then reboot the system ?
Thanks,
Ilan

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Re: Recovery using timeshift

Post by gm10 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:50 pm

Ilan wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:46 pm
I am only talking about a case that the system is unbootable.
I insert the installation USB and it boots Linux Mint.
Then (When I did install) I am supposed to press on the installation Icon.
Do I use the recovery of Timeshift before or after the previous step ?
No, you don't install anything, you just start Timeshift from the menu, it'll ask you where your snapshots are stored and then you just select to restore one of them and then reboot into your restored system.

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Re: Recovery using timeshift

Post by Planet33 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:10 am

As others have said. I keep snapshots and I booted from my mint flash drive which comes loaded with timeshift. Load timeshift and it lists your snapshots. Fairly intuitive process.

edit: Tutorials, https://www.google.com/search?q=restore ... hift&cad=h

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