Recent Ubuntu (22.04) and btrfs, snapper, TimeShift, question: Anyone have any experience or advice with these?

I’m looking to get some sort of snapper or TimeShift functionality on an Ubuntu 22.04 LTS system and just wondering if anyone has any advice in this arena regarding stability, configuration, etc?

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November 22, 2023


Both Snapper and Timeshift are excellent options for implementing snapshot functionality on an Ubuntu 22.04 LTS system. They offer several advantages over traditional backups, including:

Snapshots are incremental, meaning they only record the changes made since the previous snapshot. This makes them significantly more space-efficient than full backups.

Snapshots are created almost instantaneously, making them ideal for protecting your system against accidental changes or system failures.

Both Snapper and Timeshift provide user-friendly interfaces for managing snapshots and restoring your system to a previous state.

In terms of stability, both Snapper and Timeshift are well-maintained and have a proven track record. You can be confident that either tool will provide reliable snapshot functionality for your Ubuntu droplet.

Regarding configuration, both tools offer various options for customizing snapshot creation and retention policies. Snapper provides a more granular level of control, while Timeshift has a simpler interface that focuses on ease of use.

Ultimately, the best choice for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you prioritize granular control over snapshot management, Snapper is a great option. If you prefer a simpler interface with a focus on ease of use, Timeshift is an excellent choice.

Hope that this helps!

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