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Old 01-05-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
Ari Passopolis
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Getting TimeShift to work on a new 120 GB SSD

My box has a 240 GB SSD with 100% Linux. I got a 120 GB SSD for Christmas. Trouble is, I can't figure out a way to mount it for use by TimeShift. I gather TimeShift drives have to be part of root, but this confuses me because everything in Linux has to be under root. Sorry, but I'm really a n00b when it comes to hardware/software stuff like this. Thanks for all workable ideas, folks

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Okay, having read up briefly on what Timeshift does and how it works I find I need to clarify, what do you want to do with this drive precisely?

Do you want to use this drive as your backup drive for storing snapshots?

If that is what you want, you can add a line to /etc/fstab to mount the drive during boot to /timeshift
This requires the drive to be formatted with a Linux compatible file system like ext2 (usually ext4 in practice) It also needs to be connected at boot time.

Alternatively, you can mount it manually to /timestamp using the mount command.
Under Ubuntu, this would be something like;
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /timestamp
But take note that this assumes that the drive is /devsdb whereas it might just as easily be /dev/sdc or /dev/sdd etc.
(use blkid to find the device names for connected block devices.)
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By gather, are you meaning assume? (assuming isn't safe)

I have never worked with Timeshift, and never even heard of it until this thread, but a search did bring up a couple of issues you might look into (format of the drive and showing a mount point):

Hope that might help.


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