Restore Point or Snapshot type of recovery feature

  11 years ago

I hate to use the W****** term, but the Restore Point feature is a nice safety net if things go bad. Similar is the Snapshot feature in VirtualBox. Like many Linux enthusiasts, I like to experiment with stuff and am always trying new tricks, but am afraid I a going to create a problem that I don't know how to fix some day. Instead I keep a close-to-identical copy of Mint in VB so I can experiment there before trying it on my "real system".
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alexey-1111 7 years ago

I vote for software pre-installed to do this and for update manager UI able to do set point and restore back.
I beleive it is quite critical to have such option in supported discribution. Everyone knows update may be pain thus why don't we make end user free of it? I believe it should be compltex restore functionality starting from the live cd, boot menu, restore point soft and update manager.
I know there is a way to do this manually but why we are asking end user to read toons on unnessesary documentation instead of just providing simple button somewhere in menu?

blueXrider 11 years ago

Follow Alexio's advice

dice 11 years ago

Doable with btrfs or ext4 snapshot feature.

m4daredsun 11 years ago

Maybe one of the tools suggested by @Alexio could be added to the default Mint software selection

LMUCS 11 years ago

Nice to have

Alexio 11 years ago

You can use Back In Time, FlyBack or TimeValut.

AlexMing 11 years ago

I agree 1000%. A quick restore point would be excellent!