Thanks Bro. Maybe the issue was caused because I did not delete the old snapshots the right way. I simply deleted them from the Timeshift GUI. Now I am starting with a clean slate and we will see.The answer for why there are more than expected will need to come from @wizardfromoz ....I do not know why
Deleting a snapshot....go to the drive where they are saved....right click in an empty space and select 'open as root'.....(password will be asked for)
Then right click whichever snapshot you are going to get rid of and select 'delete'
That'll do it.
... and hopefully it does...let us know if that pans out for you.
Did you delete the snapshots through File Manager (Nemo) on your desktop, from their place of storage, or through Timeshift itself?so I deleted all snapshots
Have one friend less?What would we do without you Aussies.
You're not necessarily wrong, but why are you running Nemo as Root, and what command are you using to launch it as same?Tell me if I am wrong, but it seems that when you delete from Nemo as root, it skips the trash bin and gets permanently deleted?
No, because the automatic backups taken as per your schedule are incremental backups, hardlinked ultimately to the original full snapshot you took.Timeshift will run automatic backups as long as there is 1 GB left on the partition. That's dangerous
Yes and no.There is no need to increase the threshold, because you have opted to only have"I set it to keep 2 snapshots"....anything in excess of this will be automatically deleted......so your disc will never fill up.
Thanks for all the clarifications.Have one friend less?
You're not necessarily wrong, but why are you running Nemo as Root, and what command are you using to launch it as same?
No, because the automatic backups taken as per your schedule are incremental backups, hardlinked ultimately to the original full snapshot you took.
If your first snapshot consumes say 8GB, and then subsequent snapshots are only 100MB each, then you could get another 20 snapshots before 10GB is consumed.
If the destination backup area is not large enough, and you want to keep the snapshots, either enlarge the storage space using GParted, or get external storage (can even be a 32GB or 64GB USB stick).
Deleting snapshots from the end of your list will only redeem the space consumed by snapshots measuring perhaps only 100 MB in size as mentioned earlier, not the 8GB taken up by the original snapshot.
Yes and no.
The figures that default to Timeshift on the Schedule tab refer to the number of snapshots kept, but are also linked to the timeframe established by their category. Even unchecking those checks does not change that.
Default is 2, 3, 5, 6, 5 for Monthly, Weekly, Daily, Hourly, Boot.
So a snapshot taken as Monthly default will still not be deleted until 2 months after, even if you have since changed to Weekly or other.