Timeshift backup utility for Linux


Backing up your files is important. Your files are the assets that made your career or your personal attachments, whatever it be. If they are lost, it is not easy to recover them easily. These days you don’t have to type in terminal commands for doing things, but some people do love using the terminal. Because it is fast and direct without any UI clutter. Beginners will find themselves searching for tweaks to use in their system and the websites they find provide users commands starting with “sudo”. What happens if one command goes wrong?

Here in this article, we’re going to see how Timeshift helps us to backup our system and settings. This is not about backing up and restoring your project files similar to git system, this is about making a recoverable system in the case of an os crash.

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Timeshift is a backup utility created by Tony George (http://www.teejeetech.in/) It is similar to ‘Time Machine’ or ‘System Restore’. The application will take incremental snapshots at regular intervals that we can specify. Common files are shared between snapshots so disk space is utilized optimally. We can schedule it to backup files daily, weekly, or monthly. We can also tell it how many snapshots it should keep before deleting the old ones.

Whenever we need to restore the backup, either we can restore it from the current os or we can boot into a live cd and restore files from there.

You can know more about Timeshift application and how to install guides from here.