I’m considering switching back to PureOS and giving Byzantium another go, but this time I would like to try creating system snapshots in case updates cause issues again.
I’ve never created snapshots before. I understand I can do so using btrfs or using a combination of Timeshift + ext4. Is one option better than the other? Does someone know a simple way to set this up?
if you have an external drive (SSD or HDD doesn’t matter) you could CLONE your entire root (/) + your /home if that’s what you want …
some linux distros (linux mint) come out-of-the-box with a nice wizzard that helps you to set this up immediately after you have finished installing. what i suggest is to install it in a VM first and try it out BEFORE you attempt it in your host OS.
- install a Virtual OS Manager
- grab a bootable .iso image file from the OFFICIAL web-site of the distribution
- install it as a guest OS INSIDE the VM
- boot into it
- take a snapshot of the distro from the VM itself
- now even if you screw something up in the guest OS you can revert back
- try to set up a snap-shot or back-up/whatever from INSIDE the guest OS but don’t touch the VM options itself
- after you know how to do it in the guest OS you can do it on ANY OS directly on bare-metal (host-OS)