How often do you take snapshots of your / folder? I'm just having one which is snapshot of last successful boot, reasoning is working kernel and GPU driver. I've made script which deletes old snapshot, takes new one and changes its permissions to write, I can boot from it in GRUB menu. I've seen people take many snapshots but I'm wondering whats reasoning behind it.
@nikolal never. I didn't find any special use to it since I have a stable kernel installed and never really had big problems unless I fuck things up myself. People usually make snapshots often if they're working on some driver or the kernel itself or are maintaining a server and they need to have a snapshot of a working setup to revert to in minutes/seconds. I don't really find it useful or worth my time for personal computers.
I like newer kernel and GPU drivers for gaming, thats why I keep latest working snapshot just in case.
@nikolal I use Timeshift, mostly in case of a hard drive failure. I also have my important docs saved externally. I did use the Timeshift backup once when I moved from a platter HDD to SSD.
How does timeshift work? Wouldn't backups die also in case of hdd/ssd failure or do you copy those backups somewhere else?
@nikolal Timeshift takes a daily backup, and saves the dailies for one week, then keeps the weeklies for a month then saves the monthlies. Yes I have dedicated second internal drive just for Timeshift.