Timeshift integration


#1

Why is Timeshift not part of the live-system?
I think restoring snapshots is a common task for a live-system.

Is it possible to (optionally) integrate Timeshift in the package mangement tool stack?
Creating snapshots before installing system updates is a good life insurance.


#2

Like Yast and Snapper do in (open)SUSE.


#3

That sounds like a good idea!


#4

And make it optional too of course


#5

That sounds as if you don’t like the idea, but yes, optional would be the best.
I have also never liked a program like Timeshift, but as experiment I have started to use it on my laptop and I use it full time. I can always go back to a previous state, just did so this morning after I was trying out some new icon themes. I found out I lost several icons, the ones for typical KDE programs. Didn’t matter which one I chose, they were not there, so I restored yesterdays state of the system and now all is working well. Took maybe 2 minutes to do so, including the necessary reboot.


#6

I actually like the idea, but there’s always gonna be someone who just doesn’t want to use that feature because of X problem.


#7

For Manjaro Gnome it is and it is super helpful. Super easy to restore backups if you have a Manjaro Gnome live usb.


#8

Good to know. The XFCE edition does not include it.


#9

Exactly, please do not force anyone to use it, but offer it as an easy to use option


#10

Manjaro 18: I recently took a look on the GNOME Edition it has timeshift bundled in the live-system, but it seems that the XFCE one is missing it.

Please bundled it to the live-system in all spins. This thing can be a live saver for common-users getting problems in his updates.

I really like how Linux Mint uses Timeshift in their system. Especially for rolling distros I consider it a good idea having this for people wanting to rescue their system easily.