Old backup tool

Hello,

I recently re-installed Garuda and noticed that the convenient backup tool which automatically created backups when updating the system was no longer installed by default.

What is its name and is there a reason for not installing it by default anymore?

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System:    Kernel: 5.14.15-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=80c2edcd-71b7-4e86-becf-eebdbb6c319d
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.2 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: Z370 Extreme4 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends
v: P1.30 date: 11/24/2017
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-8700K bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake note: check
family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: A (10) microcode: EA cache: L2: 12 MiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 88796
Speed: 4285 MHz min/max: 800/4700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4285 2: 4300 3: 4300 4: 4301
5: 4300 6: 4302 7: 4301 8: 4298 9: 4300 10: 4300 11: 4301 12: 4300
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia v: 495.44
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1c03 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: nvidia
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
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Monitor-1: HDMI-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 92 size: 531x299mm (20.9x11.8") diag: 609mm (24")
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 495.44
direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a2f0 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GP106 High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f1 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: C-Media Blue Snowball type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
bus-ID: 1-6:3 chip-ID: 0d8c:0005 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.15-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.39 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: ASRock driver: e1000e v: kernel port: N/A
bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15b8 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A
Bluetooth: Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-3.1:4 chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 5.57 TiB used: 1.15 TiB (20.6%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0 size: 1.82 TiB
block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400
serial: <filter> rev: 0A80 scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37120G size: 111.79 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 71E0 scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB vendor: Western Digital model: WD My Passport 25E2
size: 3.64 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 4005
scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 1.33 TiB size: 1.33 TiB (100.00%) used: 1.15 TiB (85.8%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4
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dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
ID-3: /home raw-size: 1.33 TiB size: 1.33 TiB (100.00%) used: 1.15 TiB (85.8%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 1.33 TiB size: 1.33 TiB (100.00%) used: 1.15 TiB (85.8%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4
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dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.56 GiB used: 73.8 MiB (0.5%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 55 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
Info:      Processes: 352 Uptime: 10h 5m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.56 GiB used: 7.88 GiB (50.7%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1688 lib: 461 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.08

If you are referring to timeshift, it was replaced by snapper & garuda-assistant.

If you would prefer to go back to timeshift, install timeshift-support

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Use forum search, PLEASE, before posting.

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Thanks, that helped a lot! Didn't realize that there was still a backup tool installed.

Use forum search, PLEASE, before posting.

Believe it or not, I did that for a while but was unable to find anything.

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Ok, Garuda Linux is not an installation and forget distribution.
The minimum you need to read are the posts in the announcements.

Migration to Snapper

After the call for testers earlier this month, this release focuses mainly on our Garuda Assistant rework, which basically enables employing Snapper as snapshot solution instead of the well-known Timeshift application.

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Root cause analysis: you have been using too much the term backup, which is not the correct one. And probably you used only that one in your search.
Snapshots would have been better. Maybe, restore... Backups are slightly different. :wink:

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Just FYI, Timeshift isnt really for creating backups. Timeshift is really only a system restore utility.

If you want to create proper backups stored on a separate drive snapper is more suited for that task. For a proper backup system, you really need a dedicated backup program capable of storing full backups to an external storage device.

Don't fool yourself into thinking Timeshift is a full backup solution.

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