September 26, 2021
How to install Timeshift on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

How To Install Timeshift (Backup/Restore Application) On Ubuntu 20.0t LTS

On this article we will discus about how to install Timeshift version v20.03 , a backup and restore application on Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS operating system.

Introduction

To secure our system from damage or data loss, we need an application that can backup and restore in case of an incident. And if our system is Linux, then Timeshift is one of the backup/restore applications that can be a priority choice. Timeshift is an application that will create a Backup and Restore Point on our Linux Environment. On this article we will show you how to install Timeshift on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS operating system.



Timeshift Installation on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

This section will explain how to install Timeshift on Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Will be sorted based on the work done first.

  • Add Repository
  • Update system
  • Install Timeshift Application
  • Running Timeshif Application

1. Add Repository

We have to add a repository to our Ubuntu system, where Timeshift package is exist. For this, we submit the command line : sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa.

ramans@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
 [sudo] password for ramans: 
 Hit:1 http://kambing.ui.ac.id/ubuntu focal InRelease
 Hit:2 http://kambing.ui.ac.id/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease
 Hit:3 http://kambing.ui.ac.id/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease
 Hit:4 http://kambing.ui.ac.id/ubuntu focal-security InRelease
 Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/teejee2008/ppa/ubuntu focal InRelease [17.5 kB]
 Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/teejee2008/ppa/ubuntu focal/main amd64 Packages [800 B]            
 Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/teejee2008/ppa/ubuntu focal/main Translation-en [392 B]            
 Fetched 18.7 kB in 13s (1,447 B/s)                                                                
 Reading package lists… Done
Adding ppa:teejee2008/ppa Repository
Adding ppa:teejee2008/ppa Repository

2. Update Ubuntu System

After adding Timeshift repository to the system, the next step is update the our Ubuntu system to take effect. We will submit the command line : sudo apt update.

Reading package lists… Done
 ramans@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt update
 Hit:1 http://kambing.ui.ac.id/ubuntu focal InRelease
 Hit:2 http://kambing.ui.ac.id/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease
 Hit:3 http://kambing.ui.ac.id/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease
 Hit:4 http://kambing.ui.ac.id/ubuntu focal-security InRelease
 Hit:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/teejee2008/ppa/ubuntu focal InRelease
 Reading package lists… Done
 Building dependency tree       
 Reading state information… Done
Updating Ubuntu package
Updating Ubuntu package

3. Install Timeshfit on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

the installation process is done by submitting command line : sudo apt install -y timeshift.

amans@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt install -y timeshift
 Reading package lists… Done
 Building dependency tree       
 Reading state information… Done
 The following NEW packages will be installed:
   timeshift
 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 415 not upgraded.
 Need to get 640 kB of archives.
 After this operation, 3,323 kB of additional disk space will be used.
 Get:1 http://kambing.ui.ac.id/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 timeshift amd64 20.03+ds-2 [640 kB]
 Fetched 640 kB in 5s (118 kB/s)     
 Selecting previously unselected package timeshift.
 (Reading database … 180253 files and directories currently installed.)
 Preparing to unpack …/timeshift_20.03+ds-2_amd64.deb …
 Unpacking timeshift (20.03+ds-2) …
 Setting up timeshift (20.03+ds-2) …
 Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.1-1) …
 Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu2) …
 Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) …
 Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) …
 Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) …
Install Timeshift on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Install Timeshift on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

It seems if the Timeshfit (backup/restore apps) installation has been completed done.

4. Running Timeshift Application

There are two ways to run the timeshift application, namely via gui and via the command line.

  1. Running Timeshift from the Graphical interface
    Activities » Search for Timeshift.
    Enter password to get an authentication.
    Follow the backup wizard to configure Timeshift.
Call Timeshift Appliaction on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Authenticated
Submit the password to authenticate
Timeshfit first run
Timeshfit first run
  1. Running Timeshift from Command line
    Submit the command line timeshfit then press enter
    We will be prompted timeshfit menu as shown below.
Running Timeshift from command line
Running Timeshift from command line

Conclusion

Timeshift installation on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has been completed done. The article about How to use timeshift for Backup/restore will be covered on othe articles. Have a nice day, stay safe.

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