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Alternatives to TimeShift in Mint Mate 19.2

Discussion in 'Linux' started by Slowpoke47, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. Slowpoke47

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    New non-tech Linux user, Mint Mate 19.2. Backup program needed, target is a new 1tb ext. drive. TimeShift is included in the distro, but I've been advised against using it for a couple of reasons that seem to be surmountable, however, one point I noticed in sniffing around is that it seems you cannot specify the time of day for scheduled backups, as you can with, for example, Macrium in Windows. If true, you would have to leave the backup drive always connected, not such a good idea. But I could overcome that as well, by doing manual backups on my own schedule.

    Veeam has been suggested, but after digging into that program, I'm afraid it's too technical for my level of learning. Interested to know what others are using.
     
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    Drag and Drop and or Copy and Paste on to the external driver.

    I tried out Timeshift just to see if it worked and it did just fine to do images just like states. It is a simple and easy software to use and I did manual backup with out any issue.
     
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    Thanks- some questions-
    1. Did Timeshift produce a full system image- system files, user files, settings, everything?

    2. Which Linux distro and version did you use it on?

    3. How long did the backup run?

    4. I have no problem starting backups manually, rather than automatically, but can you choose each time between full and incremental (or, differential) backups?
     
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    Yes you will have to configure it to.

    Mint 19 and Cinnamon and it has been a while since I have used it.

    Like with any backup software this depended on how much data you have on the drive simply put how long is a piece of string and how valuable is your data to you

    Like I stated before it have been a while since I have used Timeshift all I do is back up my documents. For Linux it takes me about an two hours to reinstall and update and restore programs and documents. This is it I take my time.
     
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    Thanks for that info!
     
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