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[OPEN] Backup & Restore System

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[OPEN] Backup & Restore System

Post by fhins » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:37 pm

I'm trying to learn how to do a backup and restore after an update, should things go wrong or break! I watched the video as how to do a backup skel, but that simply shows the difference before and after an update. Is there a simple way to do a complete backup and restore if things break after an update?
P.S. I do know how to restore a program to the previous version if you can figure out what program caused it. I'm talking about a major update that could be several hundred, and almost impossible to detect what caused the issue. Thanks in advance.

System: Host: Arco-lts Kernel: 4.19.81-1-lts x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.0
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.17.2 Distro: Arch Linux
Also, my ext4 is encrypted, but not boot.

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Re: [OPEN] Backup & Restore System

Post by erikdubois » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:34 pm

we have timeshift on there for our purposes.

But it is more a feeling really.

I just keep rolling and fix whatever happens.

Arch Linux does not crash... an application does not update or start and than it takes a day before developers/maintainers etc fix it.

We as users can also fix a lot...

Like I said - more a feeling.

I get it all in the cloud and at any time my data is safe.
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Re: [OPEN] Backup & Restore System

Post by fhins » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:08 pm

Is there anyway to revert back to the previous time shift if something goes wrong? For example, If you recall a few months back, I updated the system and I lost all my icons in the system tray after a reboot. Then I had to open a terminal and type sudo pacman -Syu to get the icons back. How ever I had to do that each time I turn the computer on. Eventually the system update fixed it, but I wasn't able to fix it right away. So it would have been helpful if I could revert back to the previous time shift before the update.

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Re: [OPEN] Backup & Restore System

Post by erikdubois » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:54 am

Yes you can - it seems there are already a lot of videos about timeshift out there

none of ArcoLinux

but that does not matter

I put it on the to do list to make a video some time.

Not a priority now since there is so much out there on youtube about it
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