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Re: timeshift system restore program worth installing or not?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 11:48:43 am »
It absolutely is worth installing, I wouldn't be without it

a while ago I screwed up my system big time and if it wasn't for Timeshift it would have been a complete re-installation

Timeshift is very easy to use it can be set for scheduled backups daily, weekly or monthly or just manual, it works in the background and it's there if and when you need it

Timeshift is one of the first programs I install with a fresh system, I see it as an insurance policy and wouldn't be without it


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Re: timeshift system restore program worth installing or not?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 12:37:04 pm »
Boy, do you guys know how to pitch a program, or what?

I've already installed the program, and completed my first snapshot of Peppermint!  :)

What a great idea!  ;) 

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Re: timeshift system restore program worth installing or not?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2014, 01:49:02 pm »
i installed it and when setttting up 'restore points' or whatever this program calls it it was eating away at my HD space which already was only 50 free gigs on an 80 gig hd.
so i removed it but now evn after doing so the space didn't come back :( this was the kind of thing i was afraid of anyway to get my space back???
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Re: timeshift system restore program worth installing or not?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2014, 02:02:41 pm »
tried removing time shift folder it said acesss denied.  i like to use it but i just dont have the HD space for it.
i didnt realize it woudl take up this much space (the little i have to begin with).
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Re: timeshift system restore program worth installing or not?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2014, 02:02:48 pm »
HI  iamesperambient

How have you configured your settings ?

You can delete any extra snapshots you dont require by going into Settings and deleting any selected snapshot, You can also configure Timeshift to save snapshots on an external drive which I think is really the best option.
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but now even after doing so the space didn't come back :( this was the kind of thing i was afraid of anyway to get my space back???

although you've removed Timeshift, the snapshots will still be there, you'll find them  at /timeshift simply delete that folder to remove the snapshots get your space back then empty the Trash folder

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Re: timeshift system restore program worth installing or not?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2014, 02:05:38 pm »
i did it said 'permission denied' when i went to delete the time shift folder i searched it though cat fish but where is it on my system?
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Re: timeshift system restore program worth installing or not?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2014, 02:07:30 pm »
OK try

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sudo pcmanfm /

that will give you root access, look for the timeshift folder then right click and delete

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Re: timeshift system restore program worth installing or not?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2014, 02:20:57 pm »
tried that and now its stuck in myu trash can and wont let me delete i reinstalled timeshift and cant find where the snapshots are too delete them from it.
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Re: timeshift system restore program worth installing or not?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2014, 02:25:06 pm »
i cant seem to remove it from the bin now and i cant find any of the files on the program or able to delete them from my system :(
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Re: timeshift system restore program worth installing or not?
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2014, 02:30:25 pm »
do you have to delete the trash from a superuser mode? also it seems some how when i reran timeshift it took away more space :( !!!!!!!
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Re: timeshift system restore program worth installing or not?
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2014, 02:32:22 pm »
i went from 53 free gigs to 39 :(
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timeshift program ate my HD space how do i get it back???? SOLVED
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2014, 02:37:04 pm »
i installed timeshift and did a system restore (snapshot) whatever and it basically took up my HD space
from 53 to 39 now. I can't seem to remove it. I tried to go into super user mode and now the file for timeshift is stuck
in my bin and i can not delete it. What can i do to empty my bin and get back my HD space?
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Re: timeshift system restore program worth installing or not?
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2014, 02:43:13 pm »
Ok it wont delete from the Trash because it's a system folder and you don't have permissions you'll need to change the folder permissions I'll work out how to that and get back to you

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i cant find any of the files on the program or able to delete them from my system

If you've moved the /timeshift folder to trash Timeshift won't be able to find them, normally the snapshots are visible in the main window when you open it


http://imgur.com/9ciKzdZ


you would normally delete individual snapshots by highlighting a snapshot the clicking "Delete" at the top

When i figure out how to delete thetimeshift folder from the Trash I'll post back


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Re: timeshift system restore program worth installing or not?
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2014, 02:45:05 pm »
thanks ya i cant seem to find the snapshots. in timeshift i just removed the program again.
i just want my space fee again. It would have been nice to have a back up but my HD is so small
i dont think its really possible with this laptop.
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