Friday, 7 October 2016

Timeshift v16.10

Timeshift v16.10

Timeshift v16.10 is now available. Existing users are encouraged to upgrade. Changes are summarised in the previous post.

Supported Distributions

  • Ubuntu and derivatives (Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, etc)
    • Use the PPA or DEB file to install.
  • Fedora and derivatives (CentOS, RHEL, etc)
    • Use the .run installer to install
  • Arch Linux and derivatives (Manjaro, Apricity, Antergos, etc)
    • Use the .run installer to install

Supported Systems

  • Normal - OS installed on non-encrypted partitions (with or without encrypted home directory).
  • LUKS - OS installed on LUKS encrypted partitions
  • LVM2 - OS installed on LVM2 volumes (with or without LUKS)
  • BTRFS - OS installed on BTRFS volumes (with or without LUKS). Subvolume layout must be Ubuntu-type with @ and @home subvolumes. Other layouts are not supported.
  • GRUB2 - Bootloader must be GRUB2. GRUB legacy and other bootloaders are not supported.
  • EFI - EFI systems are fully supported. Please make sure that /boot/efi partition is selected while restoring (it will do it automatically).
  • Docker & containers - Docker and containerized systems are not supported. Running Timeshift on such systems will have unpredictable results.

Send me an email if you face issues after restore or if you have a system setup that is not in the list above.


Ubuntu and derivatives (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc)

Packages are available in the Launchpad PPA for supported Ubuntu releases. Run the following commands in a terminal window:

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

For older Ubuntu releases which have reached end-of-life, you can install from the DEB files linked below.
timeshift-latest-i386.deb (32-bit)
timeshift-latest-amd64.deb (64-bit)


DEB files are available from following links:
timeshift-latest-i386.deb (32-bit)
timeshift-latest-amd64.deb (64-bit)

Other Linux Distributions

An installer is available from following links: (32-bit) (64-bit)


Run the following commands in a terminal window:

sudo apt-get purge timeshift


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  1. Supported distribution for Debian??????

  2. Hi Tony, if i use the version 1.7.6 everything is O.K. baut if i use the new one i get this log.
    The gui say that I can use the LiveUsbMode but impossible to find the UUID of the device for the backup.

    23:22:57.596] Session log file: /var/log/timeshift/2016-10-19_23-22-57__gui.log
    [23:22:57.612] Running Timeshift RSYNC v16.10.5
    [23:22:57.613] Distribution: MX 15 (Fusion)
    [23:22:57.614] DIST_ID: MX
    [23:22:59.175] E: ts: Failed to get partition list.
    [23:22:59.188] E: Device name is empty!
    [23:22:59.201] App config loaded: '/etc/timeshift.json'

    (timeshift:3599): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk.css:2642:31: Missing name of pseudo-class

    (timeshift:3599): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk.css:2645:33: Missing name of pseudo-class

    (timeshift:3599): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk.css:2649:33: Missing name of pseudo-class
    [23:23:00.713] Snapshot device: ''
    [23:23:00.715] Snapshot location:
    [23:23:00.716] Snapshot device not available
    [23:23:00.719] Device not found: UUID='e30f291c-f4c3-4035-a8dc-8269c24b91e9'
    [23:23:00.722] Status: NOT_AVAILABLE
    Congratulations for your work.

  3. I have similar problem as Anonymous, any idea how to fix it? -

    Running Timeshift RSYNC v16.10.6
    Distribution: "centos" "7"
    DIST_ID: "centos"
    E: ts: Failed to get partition list.
    Devices with Linux file systems:

    Num Device Size Type Label

  4. $ sudo timeshift-gtk
    E: ts: Failed to get partition list.
    App config loaded: '/etc/timeshift.json'

    E: ts: Failed to get partition list.
    E: ts: Failed to get partition list.

    I have the same problem on my Freshly install linux mint LMDE 2 Betsy
    Already thanks for your work.