There are currently many options as far as backup tools are concerned, but few are shown to be an ideal solution for novices. Perhaps currently the simplest solution is our Ubuntu Backup, although it is also the least complete. For this reason many are choosing to use Timeshift, a backup program that gives us the same power as Acronis or Time Capsule but with the simplicity of Ubuntu.
Timeshift is a program that takes screenshots of our hard drive, and shapes them leaving it as when the capture was taken. This is especially useful for those who have had a system crash, have had a bad upgrade, or have simply wanted to change distribution and want to return to the first distribution. Also as a recovery tool, Timeshift is very effective as it allows you to do restores from a live-cd.
In addition, like other features of Timeshift, there is the possibility to schedule system captures and where they can be saved, being able to be saved in a different system partition, something very useful when recovering system errors.
Timeshift is unfortunately not in the official repositories of Canonical so if we want to install TimeShift on our system we have to open the terminal and write the following:
sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install timeshift
After that the installation will start and in a few minutes the program will be installed. Then we opened it and took a snapshot, after which the program will be activated and make captures according to the period we have marked (monthly, daily, weekly, annual, etc …). The first capture must be made for everything to start working, the installation will not be enough to activate the task.
Personally I have used this type of tool, in the case of Windows, Acronis is like an extra life in a video game and although in Ubuntu it is not as common as in Windows, the truth is that there are occasionally Serious system errors and more if we like to mess with the system, so I think Timeshift is interesting and should be one of the essential tools to have in our Ubuntu?don’t believe it?