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TimeShift - System Restore feature in Linux Mint

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TimeShift - System Restore feature in Linux Mint

TimeShift for Linux is a application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows and theTime Machine tool in Mac OS. 


TimeShift protects your system by taking incremental snapshots of the file system at regular intervals. These snapshots can be restored later to bring your system to the exact state it was in at the time when the snapshot was taken.

Snapshots are taken using rsync and hard-links. Common files are shared between snapshots which saves disk space. Each snapshot is a full system backup that can be browsed with a file manager. 

You need to run the first time and change, if necessary, the required settings on your discretion to Settings, and then click Save.

TimeShift - System Restore feature in Linux Mint 

Now TimeShift will create copies of files and folders in the file system without your participation in the folder /timeshift file system.
In case of a system failure or for some other reasons you need to close programs, open TimeShift, select day/time that you want to restore your system to its previous state, and press the Restore button.

TimeShift - System Restore feature in Linux Mint 

Installation into Linux Mint:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install timeshift

Since Mint 18.3 this program is included in the basic package of the distribution.

Good Luck!!!

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Edited by: Shekin - 28-11-2017, 11:00
Reason: New info

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Shekin 28 November 2017 11:08
I dont think it can. Need ask developers
x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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