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With Timeshift, you can go back in time and put back the previous snapshot of your system that did work. That’s all that Timeshift does, making a snapshot of your system on a regular base, so you can revert back without a hassle.

How do you install it?

Make sure that your system is up-to-date if you’re in doubt run:

sudo pacman -Syu

Then run:

yay -S timeshift cronie

The system asks you to choose RSYNC or BTRFS, choose RSYNC. (as most likely you will not have a BTRFS setup) Cronie is installed as a dependency and will handle self-repeating backup procedures.

After install cronie isn’t enabled by default, to enable it, type the following command:

systemctl enable --now cronie.service

Now you’re ready to activate Timeshift in its settings menu, so open the app and you’ll be greeted with a wizard that looks like this:

For more info and handbook go to the source side:


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