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Old 09-24-2016, 02:42 AM   #1
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Post Restore point in Linux.


Hello.
Can Linux support Restore point like Windows OS? For example, You create a Restore point and back to it anytime that you like.

Tnx.
 
Old 09-24-2016, 04:33 AM   #2
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that is called backup. You can back up your system any time you want and restore it later....
 
Old 09-24-2016, 05:58 AM   #3
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Hello.
Can Linux support Restore point like Windows OS? For example, You create a Restore point and back to it anytime that you like.
Hi...

Not identically but if you're using Ubuntu, you can try using this utility. If you're using another distribution, see this page.

I've never used it so I can't vouch for its effectiveness, however.

Regards...
 
Old 09-24-2016, 06:30 AM   #4
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that is called backup. You can back up your system any time you want and restore it later....
Backup? You mean is use some tools like "dd" ? But Snapshot vs backup!!!!
 
Old 09-24-2016, 07:08 AM   #5
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Do you ever do any research prior to asking ?.
 
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Can Linux support Restore point like Windows OS?
If you mean *support* in the parlance of commercialism, the answer is NO, we don't support commercialistic solutions.

If you mean *can do* restore point like what windows OS is doing, the answer YES, AND CAN DO EVEN BETTER.

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For example, You create a Restore point and back to it anytime that you like.
Of course yes. In fact the windows employment of support-point method was gathered from practices of seasoned admins then using Unix systems extensively in critical data infra-structures.

The nice thing is, in truth, the tool is already installed by now in your box. What you need is either to do it manually or use a script.

Since your question asks "Can Linux...?" I shall confine my reply within periphery of "Yes" or "No". There is huge supply of back-up scripts available for free, like this or this. But the final measure is your *taste and style*. That's one beautiful thing in Gnu/Linux world: you have it FREE as Freedom and/or Beer.

Hope that helps. Good luck and enjoy!

m.m.

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Old 09-24-2016, 10:20 AM   #7
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...back to it anytime that you like.
System Restore has an automatic restore point space-management feature that purges the oldest restore points to make room for new ones, while still enabling the user to recover from any recent destructive changes.
That doesn't sound like 'anytime' to me.
 
Old 09-24-2016, 08:01 PM   #8
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"Restore points" in Windows are necessitated by that abominable and detestable crime against nature, the Windows Registry. It is primarily the registry that "restore points" point at.

As Linux has no such thing as a "registry" (regardless of the init system your distro may use), it does not need "restore points." As others have pointed out, simple backups are sufficient.

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Old 09-24-2016, 08:24 PM   #9
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that abominable and detestable crime against nature, the Windows Registry.
how true

HKEY_????????? are used a lot to HIDE things from the owner of the hardware
things like registration keys

and that is what is backed up in a Windows "restore point"
 
Old 09-25-2016, 04:23 AM   #10
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Can Linux support Restore point like Windows OS? For example, You create a Restore point and back to it anytime that you like.
openSUSE provides similar functionality by default since v13.2 was released in late 2014. Snapper is the tool, which works with the BTRFS filesystem.
 
  


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