Monday, 14 October 2013

TimeShift v1.1

What's New

This release fixes all issues that were reported by users in v1.0.
The most important changes are summarized below.

Changes since v1.0.7

  • Added support for using LVM volumes as backup device
  • Added user prompt for taking pre-restore snapshot
  • Added exclude entries for root user's home directory
  • Updated command line options
  • Reduced the default number of backups for all backup levels
  • Deleting all snapshots will delete the /timeshift directory
  • Moved code for estimating system size to separate thread

Changes since v1.0.0

  • Added /home/*/.gvfs to exclude list
  • Fixed an issue where scheduled backups are sometimes skipped
  • Fixed an issue with detection of root device
  • Fixed an issue with deletion of snapshots in Ubuntu 12.04
  • Added Italian translation by tomberry88
  • Installer for non-Ubuntu systems

BTRFS volumes

BTRFS volumes are currently not supported by TimeShift. If your system is installed on a BTRFS volume, please do not use TimeShift. Trying to restore a snapshot will cause the volume to fill up.



If you are using the following Ubuntu releases (or any of its derivates like Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint) then you can install it from the LaunchPad PPA:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 (precise)
  • Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal)
  • Ubuntu 13.04 (raring)
  • Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy)

Run the following commands in a terminal window:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install timeshift

Other Linux Distributions

Download the installer from the following links: (32-bit, 170 KB) (64-bit, 180 KB)

Run it from a terminal window using the following commands:

sh ./  #32-bit
sh ./  #64-bit

Depending on the distribution that you are using, you may need to install packages for the following dependencies:

libgtk-3 libgee2 libsoup libjson-glib rsync

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