I am using Linux Mint 19.1 "Tessa" on my laptop which has 120GB SSD. I want to change to a SSD with more storage.
I know that with the Timeshift backup utility you can make a snapshot of the system either to local drive or external hard drive.
What I want to know is that can I use the snapshot from the external drive to restore Mint after installing new SSD and installing Mint again on it?
Something like this:
1. Make snapshot of old installation to external drive.
2. Switch to new SSD and install new Mint installation.
3. Open Timeshift and choose the snapshot from external drive.
4. Let the program do it's magic and my install would be same as before the SSD switch?
Can there be problems, like the mixing up of old user and new user on the new install (either same user name or different name?), would the restore try to create a new user from the snapshot?
Or would the restore operation overwrite all the parts of the system that the snapshot contains?