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Moving to SSD soon
« on: July 29, 2018, 07:57:51 am »
Hi Peppermint lovers. I never did a snapshot yet from system so I'm not sure how it is working. My question is if there is any possibility to make a snapshot, save it as file on usb and then load it from the new os instalation on SSD?

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Re: Moving to SSD soon
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2018, 08:15:07 am »
You could use Timeshift which is available in the package manager.  It takes a snapshot of the system files only (i.e. it doesn't include your home directory).

You can then copy the snapshot to a USB drive.

To restore, you would have to do a new install of Peppermint, install timeshift then restore the snapshot from the USB drive.
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Re: Moving to SSD soon
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 08:25:12 am »
You could use Timeshift which is available in the package manager.  It takes a snapshot of the system files only (i.e. it doesn't include your home directory).

You can then copy the snapshot to a USB drive.

To restore, you would have to do a new install of Peppermint, install timeshift then restore the snapshot from the USB drive.

Sorry if it will sound like stupid question. I really don't have experience with Timeshift, but it won't include the desktop style like how I set up the panels and so on, or?

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Re: Moving to SSD soon
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2018, 08:26:03 am »
And thanks @TonyBronze

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Re: Moving to SSD soon
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 08:35:33 am »
Its not a stupid question and I can't say for sure as I haven't used it to restore from a new install.  I do believe it restores everything including desktop style but would wait for someone else to confirm who may have a better idea.
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Re: Moving to SSD soon
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2018, 09:07:12 am »
If timeshift doesn't copy the home folder then no .. the configs for the user specific appearance customisations are in the home folder.

Wouldn't cloning the drive be a better bet ?
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Re: Moving to SSD soon
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2018, 09:46:10 am »
Agree cloning would be a better idea.  Have just had a look at time shift and under settings, filters there is the option to include the home folder so that may be a solution if you wanted to do it that way
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Re: Moving to SSD soon
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2018, 12:27:48 pm »
Thanks guys 😊