[SOLVED]How to prevent computer crashes

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[SOLVED]How to prevent computer crashes

Post by Osmario »


I installed Timeshift, made a backup (snapshot) and my sistem is working.
I have a question: In case of computer crashes, is it possible to restore the system by using a pendrive live?
If yes, please, show me a tutorial or guidelines to perform this task.

Thanks in advance

Thanks for Mr SSppoky e Mr LanceM for their support

Host: olva-Inspiron-24-3459 Kernel: 5.3.0-42-generic x86_64 bits: 64
compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8
Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
Type: Desktop System: Dell product: Inspiron 24-3459 v: X00
serial: <filter>
Mobo: Dell model: 0NNMR5 v: A01 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 2.6.4
date: 09/30/2016
Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-6200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Skylake rev: 3 L2 cache: 3072 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19200
Speed: 797 MHz min/max: 400/2800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 751 2: 779
3: 760 4: 791
Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Dell driver: i915
v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
v: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.8 direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.0-42-generic
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 01:00.0
IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Dell driver: ath9k v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-3: Atheros type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 1-7:8
Local Storage: total: 1.13 TiB used: 106.64 GiB (9.2%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: SSD PLUS 240 GB size: 223.58 GiB
ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Western Digital model: WD10 JPVX-75JC3T0
size: 931.51 GiB
ID-1: / size: 218.57 GiB used: 20.10 GiB (9.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2960
Processes: 207 Uptime: 3h 46m Memory: 7.68 GiB used: 2.09 GiB (27.3%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.5.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20
inxi: 3.0.32
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Re: How to prevent computer crashes

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Re: How to prevent computer crashes

Post by LanceM »

You boot to the live session making sure the drive with the snapshots is attached. You launch Timeshift from the Menu and choose rsync. It will find your snapshot(s). Select the desired one and choose restore. Follow the prompts. Also when you are creating snapshots, there are settings in Timeshift that can be configured to allow a more complete restoration of the entire system.
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Eveything but your data like personal settings will be restored
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Re: How to prevent computer crashes

Post by Osmario »

Hi SSpooky

Exatcly as you show in the video!
I was afraid of Timeshift would not find snapshots, but this not hapens.
Very clear.

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