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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Tengu 1 month 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 2 months 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 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 7 months ago

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

D725 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 11 months ago

Ну очень близко кTimemashine на маке. Гуд

Nikour 1 year ago

This program is really good. It gives you the freedom to mess around with your system without having to worry about permanently breaking things.

datorrey 1 year ago

Buggy, badly designed junk, with a years-long history of causing problems. No idea why Mint is still distributing this monstrosity, much less why it's included on the

GNULinux 1 year ago

helps lot when you mess your system and need backup, must for everyone especially beginners who mess there systems a lot in order to learn

craig_janeway 1 year ago

Timeshift is a system restore so you can boot back up. Its defaults should be used that saves a copy of a bootable Linux system. Use a thumb drive to boot that has live CD of mint and use Timeshift to pick and restore an image. Use a backup to the cloud for stuff above the defaults of Timeshift. It's not a backup solution. It's a system only solution for when you can't boot. It's saved my ass many times. Oh, and I have Weekly/Keep 1, and Daily/Keep 2.

lostpoetjj 1 year ago

Use backintime instead. Timeshift stays running in the background even if auto snapshots aren't enabled, and it mounts my removable drive under /run/timeshift even though it is already mounted under /media -- which seems unnecessary and risky. Also it can fill the disk and freeze the system as others have pointed out. Also (unlike backintime) has no interface for easily restoring individual files or directories, so if you want to do that, you have to manually copy them using cp (or nemo if you must). Also, compared to backintime, Timeshift is barely configurable.

madmax95 2 years ago

I have tried twice to restore mint 19.3 with rsync but failed to boot. I tried boot repair but still failed to boot. I give up on this app...

rawaniajay 2 years ago

Must Have Application on every Linux System.

PeterT 3 years ago

It's saved me a few times. I give a $10 donation each time. I have a micro SD reader with a 64G card, so I can go back a long way. A restore takes less than 5 minutes. A VITAL utility. NOTE: you must run it in the background, if you have it open it doesn't take snapshots - this is confusing if you come from Windows. Set it up for timed backups and then check that it is, in fact, taking the backups. Once you understand this you can set up your backup schedule - just check occasionally that it's working and RELAX.