System restore utility
  20 reviews

Timeshift is a system restore utility which takes snapshots of the system at regular intervals. These snapshots can be restored at a later date to undo system changes. Creates incremental snapshots using rsync or BTRFS snapshots using BTRFS tools.
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x231x 2 months ago

For someone is newer to Linux, this utility works as indeeded and is good gui back-up application.

mabedini63 3 months ago

Ok and work Fine

kyledross 8 months ago

This tool works great! As a fairly inexperienced Linux user, this allows me to try, fail, and try again with impunity. Over and over, again. I've used it dozens of times, and it hasn't failed me, yet.

Swiftymorgan 10 months ago

Does not work. After many attemps and much research on multiple installs, I was never able to get this work plus it crashes the system.

waldi 1 year ago

It is not timishift, it's real timeSHIT! Stealer of space on your HD or stick. Reparing is awful. Many years ago I worked with ruscist Acronis to create images of logical disks for Windows. It was fine. But timeshit is complete SHIT!

Chietal 1 year ago

Hat mir schon oft den Ar... gerettet! Als Power User überschreitet man auch mal Grenzen. Egal ob auf Mint oder meinem Raspberry. Eines der sinnvollsten, zuverlässigsten und am Besten zu bedienenden Recovery Tools das ich bisher ausprobiert habe.

saieden 1 year ago

This has saved me a few times now from updates from a forgotten PPA that messed up my desktop/graphics drivers. Latest version will NOT use up your entire disk and will remove old snaps once you hit the limit, and since it uses links to unchanged files, you can get a lot of mileage (peace of mind) out of your redundant storage. It's also super easy to set up in the gui and also do a restore in recovery mode: $:timeshift --restore; list number; spam enter.

Ratologist 1 year ago

When I tried to use TimeShift to back up my entire system, it stored all the backups on the same hard drive that it was backing instead of the external hard drive where I wanted everything stored, and I don't believe it gave me an option to select otherwise (unless that's just me not knowing how to use it). Anyway, if you're not careful with this app, it could potentially fill up the storage of the entire OS partition 100% full, at which point your computer will start giving you write errors saying that you cannot write to the hard drive anymore because it's entirely full. When this happens, any application on your computer that writes to the hard drive will start failing until you free up space by deleting the Timeshift backups from your system. Fortunately, I figured out the problem and how to fix it, as well as some different backup software to use. This software might do what you want it to if you're luckier and/or more knowledgeable than I was though.

Tengu 1 year ago

Had to set up an account just to review this junk. May 2022 I patched up an old HP laptop to swap out with my current one running Mint 19. Installed Mint 20.3, worked fine for a day until it started slowing down, and occasionally freezing... suddenly all network activity was blocked, no wireless, no external USB wireless, no USB tethering, no ethernet, all dead. Went back to the other laptop to continue work. Two days of research and attempts, nothing helped until I got the problem narrowed down to Timeshift, couldn't access it because "in use" continuously for hours, couldn't uninstall. Had to rip it out with synaptic package manager, and manually hunt down its files and 80GB of snapshots to delete all of it. Reboot and now completely functional with internet access again. Strongly recommending against activating this, massively displeased.

paleosonic 1 year ago

Awesome, it restores my system with a few clicks within minutes. Make sure you understand how it works and configure according to your needs. Highly recommended!

Nikolai5 2 years ago

Works great, but you may need to manually clear out snapshots if something ever goes wrong or if you manually cancel it during the creation process.

zac6x9 2 years ago

It stuck my small old laptop into a boot loop by filling the hard drive. I suspect there is a setting to fix this but I am a noob

desclicks 2 years ago

Logiciel que nous supprimons dès l'installation d'une LinuxMint afin d'éviter que l'espace disque ne soit grignoté progressivement par les instantanés du système. Sur des machines commençant à dater ce dernier semble ralentir la machine.

borgward 2 years ago

Lacks Documentation, So I tried it on an identical extra machine. Immediately prevented me from loging in. Caused a login loop. Ate up almost all of the space on 30 GB root partition from using the default settings.

DDOOSS 2 years ago

After installing LINUX Mint, you must first activate Timeshift and set the desired time, This application is used to back up and restore the system. (Think similar to "System Restore" in Windows) If there is a problem with the system,You can revert to the previous operating mode in seconds. I recommend it to anyone using compatible GNU / Linux distributions. It is a time-saving program that makes life easier not only for those who write various programs, but also for everyone who uses GNU / Linux distributions. Every user is obliged to find a solution for their files (backup so restore ). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ GR / Μετά την εγκατάσταση του LINUX Mint, η πρώτη σας εργασία είναι να ενεργοποιήσετε το Timeshift και να ορίσετε την επιθυμητή χρονολογία, Αυτή η εφαρμογή χρησιμοποιείται για τη δημιουργία αντιγράφων ασφαλείας και την επαναφορά του συστήματος, (Σκεφτείτε παρόμοια με την "Επαναφορά Συστήματος" στα Windows), Σε περίπτωση προβλήματος στο Σύστημα μπορείτε να επιστρέψετε στην προηγούμενη κατάσταση λειτουργίας σε δευτερόλεπτα, Το προτινω σε οποιονδήποτε που χρησιμοποιεί συμβατές διανομές GNU / Linux, Είναι ένα πρόγραμμα εξοικονόμησης χρόνου που όχι μόνο κάνει τη ζωή πιο εύκολη για όσους γράφουν διάφορα προγράμματα, αλλά και για όλους όσους χρησιμοποιούν διανομές GNU / Linux, Κάθε χρήστης είναι υποχρεωμένος να βρει μια λύση για τα αρχεία του (backup, δηλαδή επαναφορά ).------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TR / LINUX Mint'i kurduktan sonra ilk göreviniz Timeshift'i etkinleştirmek ve istediğiniz zamanı ayarlamaktırb, Bu uygulama, sistemi yedeklemek ve geri yüklemek için kullanılır, (Windows'taki "Sistem Geri Yükleme" ile benzer düşünün), Herhangi bir aksilik durumunda önceki çalışır duruma saniyeler içerisinde geri dönmenizi sağluyor, Uyumlu GNU/Linux dağıtımları kullanan herkese tavsiye ederim, Sadece degisik programlar yazanların değil, GNU/Linux dağıtımlarını kullanan herkesin hayatını kolaylaştıran bir zaman kurtarma programıdır, Her kullanıcı, dosyaları için bir çözüm bulmakla yükümlüdür (yedekleme, yani geri yükleme).------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DE / Nach der Installation von LINUX Mint besteht Ihre erste Aufgabe darin, Timeshift zu aktivieren und die gewünschte Zeit einzustellen. Diese Anwendung wird verwendet, um das System zu sichern und wiederherzustellen. (Denken Sie ähnlich wie "Systemwiederherstellung" in Windows) Wenn ein Problem mit dem System auftritt, Sie können in Sekundenschnelle in den vorherigen Betriebsmodus zurückkehren. Ich empfehle es jedem, der kompatible GNU/Linux-Distributionen verwendet. Es ist ein zeitsparendes Programm, das nicht nur denjenigen, die verschiedene Programme schreiben, das Leben erleichtert, sondern auch allen, die GNU/Linux-Distributionen verwenden. Jeder Benutzer ist verpflichtet, eine Lösung für seine Dateien zu finden (Backup also wiederherstellen ).

Anuj_Tambe 2 years ago

It restored my complete system when apt had some issue!! Highly recommended app!!!

D725 2 years ago

After I clicked the OK button for snapshots in Update Manager, this program promptly created a large enough glob of well hidden files to fill my entire hard disk making the system unbootable. 0 Mb free space. I would prefer that the system not do that to itself by default. Thanks. Update 2021 - reinstalling right now. It filled a hard drive again on a 6 month old install of a newer version of Mint. Hate this program so much. Should not be installed by default. Is profanity allowed here? A few fruity adjectives would sure help to unburden my soul right now. Again, absolutely terrible software.

beitme 2 years ago

Saved me a lot of time. But after the reboot, I had to manually restart cinnamon. For some reason, the desktop was using a Mate interface after the reboot.

johnnykeys 2 years ago

A disgrace, not reccommended. Backup software that doesn't have the functionality to RESTORE TO A DIFFERENT DISK is not really backup software. The programmers of this should just stop, and change careers. This program is a waste of everybodys time. Please, authors of timeshift, stop. Just stop.

evetrov 2 years ago

Ну очень близко кTimemashine на маке. Гуд