Trying to set up timeshift to backup my system files, I managed to delete almost my entire home folder (Ah, the irony!!).
Fortunately, I fished out the deleted files from the disk with
undelete-btrfs. Now I’m trying to restore everything to the state it was before, and I have some trouble understanding both what happened and what is going on now. In particular, I don’t seem to find the backup folder
According to the timeshift docs:
Snapshots are saved by default on the system (root) partition in path /timeshift. Other linux partitions can also be selected. For best results the snapshots should be saved to an external (non-system) partition.
I did a manual timeshift backup before deleting
home, but it doesn’t show up in
~ » ls / afs bin boot dev etc home lib lib64 lost+found media mnt opt proc root run sbin srv sys tmp usr var
I find it in
~ » sudo find / -iname 'timeshift' /run/timeshift find: File system loop detected; ‘/run/timeshift/backup/root’ is part of the same file system loop as ‘/’. /run/timeshift/backup/timeshift /run/timeshift/backup/timeshift/snapshots/2022-10-30_15-24-36/localhost/etc/timeshift /run/timeshift/backup/timeshift/snapshots/2022-10-30_15-24-36/localhost/usr/bin/timeshift /run/timeshift/backup/timeshift/snapshots/2022-10-30_15-24-36/localhost/usr/share/doc/timeshift /run/timeshift/backup/timeshift/snapshots/2022-10-30_15-24-36/localhost/usr/share/licenses/timeshift /run/timeshift/backup/timeshift/snapshots/2022-10-30_15-24-36/localhost/usr/share/timeshift /run/timeshift/backup/timeshift/snapshots/2022-10-30_15-24-36/localhost/var/log/timeshift find: ‘/run/user/1000/doc’: Permission denied find: ‘/run/user/1000/gvfs’: Permission denied /run/lock/timeshift /etc/timeshift /usr/bin/timeshift /usr/share/doc/timeshift /usr/share/licenses/timeshift /usr/share/timeshift /var/log/timeshift
What is happening? What’s with the file system loop? Here is the output of
lsblk, if it helps:
~ » lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINTS sda 8:0 0 447,1G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 529M 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 99M 0 part ├─sda3 8:3 0 16M 0 part ├─sda4 8:4 0 445,9G 0 part └─sda5 8:5 0 581M 0 part zram0 252:0 0 8G 0 disk [SWAP] nvme0n1 259:0 0 465,8G 0 disk ├─nvme0n1p1 259:1 0 600M 0 part /boot/efi ├─nvme0n1p2 259:2 0 1G 0 part /boot └─nvme0n1p3 259:3 0 464,2G 0 part └─luks-1b6f6060-d32a-4e89-8f56-8fd22ab3916e 253:0 0 464,2G 0 crypt /run/timeshift/backup /home /