Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

wizardfromoz

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Aah, thanks for the clarification. I have Garuda Linux with BTRFS.

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Andy @captain-sensible :
Tony George's Releases page has a new look about it, you could try the following:
Scroll down to v19.01 and click where it says
Assets (6), screenshot follows
Download the .run file that suits your environment.
Then use it in conjunction with reading this article, and let us know how it goes.
https://alt.os.linux.slackware.nark...ckup-and-python-programming-on-slackware-14-2
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I finally got timeshift working ; after taking the "scenic route" . I did have a dual boot of slackware and Arch on my laptop but now only running Arch. I got timeshift from AUR Arch repo.

Regarding Slackware i do have a usb stick running Slackware live (current) so I tried running the run file for slackware following your link . Basically there were mis matches for deps.

On my laptop i tried using a 64gig usb stick but timeshift took all night then failed to create a snapshot. I got a 32 gig Sd card actually a 32 gig SDHC card rated 120 MB/second. That took 20 minutes to create a snapshot and i tested by selecting that snap shot and restore from menu (but not going through with it) It look like a have a valid snapshot . Not sure what the fancy SDHC is but i think its to do with SD card aimed at cameras and high definition.

So i have a snapshot on a SD card I can access, and a running timeshift program on my Arch OS; so that means if I can boot my laptop but thats if things go "astray"; i guess i can use timeshift to go back in time. I guess the real interesting stuff would be if i can't boot my laptop. I'm thinking the route to take in that case would be that i don't necessarily need a live USb OS that has timeshift installed but that I would use the live usb OS mount my main Arch install partition on my laptop(/dev/sda4) using the usb OS; chroot the mounted /dev/sda4 and then i should be able to evoke timeshift from my laptop and hope it could access the SD card (maybe have to mount that as well) and all would be well or is there an easier way in that scenario ?
 

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wizardfromoz

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Good work so far, Andy :)

I guess the real interesting stuff would be if i can't boot my laptop.
Simplest thing in most circumstances is, if you are able to boot to a Live USB stick - to have a Mint Live or a Linux Lite Live on hand. Both of these have Timeshift installed, they will warn that they are Restore Only (can't take a snapshot), which is all you want.

Once launched, you can then navigate to where you have your Snapshots stored, and use the stick to restore your Slackware.

Basically there were mis matches for deps.
Would that have issued something like the below?

Following packages could not be installed. Please install these manually:

> libgee-0.8-2

> libvte-2.91-0

> libjson-glib-1.0-0

> rsync
(Version numbers might be a little different).

Does

Code:
slackpkg info
provide that sort of infrmation?

If not, you could go to pkgs.org enter the search items, and pick from what is offered for 14.2

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captain-sensible

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Once launched, you can then navigate to where you have your Snapshots stored, and use the stick to restore your Slackware.
Apart from slackware live on a usb stick i'm not running Slackware any more - my OS is now Arch vanilla. Its been about 3 weeks using it now using Arch with no problems. the only caveat with Arch are the daily downloads. But my thinking is you can't have it "all ways" so its worth putting up with. In theory due to rolling release i never have to install again. I have Debian OS Buster on a usb stick with persistence so i think i will try to install Timeshift to that.

I could install deps to slackware live on usb but it means getting Slackbuilds, manually building each dep. i'm getting lazy now using Pacman on Arch
 

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Apart from slackware live on a usb stick i'm not running Slackware any more - my OS is now Arch vanilla.
What made you decide to move from Slackeware to Arch, this question may be off-topic here but otherwise share it in a post in the Arch section why you switched to Arch.
 
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