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How to (correctly/efficiently) move a btrfs subvolume containing snapshots?

I have btrfs as the filesystem for configuring root, and configured my system to use snapper for backup. The /@arch-root/@.snapshots/ subvolume contains several sub-dir each containing several ...
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snapper -c home create-config /home

After installation of openSUSE, snapper -c home create-config /home says "Creating config failed (creating btrfs subvolume .snapshots failed since it already exists)". I want to have ...
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Is it possible to re-number ids of BTRFS snapshots created via Snapper?

It is not big problem, but it will be really better to manage, if I can re-number it and all holes are gone. So numeration will be again 1,2,3 and instead of 17,99 and so on. # | Type | Pre # | ...
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Does snapper (creating btrfs snapshots) spin up or keep spun up my hdd?

I am concerned that: snapper (when creating snapshots) might prevent my drive to go sleep or when the drives are sleeping that snapper might wake them up? If yes, how can I prevent that? My goal is ...
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Can't start up NetworkManager in Arch Linux: symbol loolkup error: /usr/lib/libcurl.so.4: undefined symbol: libssh2_session_set_read_timeout

Last thursday I updated my Arch Linux installtion and when I rebooted on Friday my system had multiple problems. I'm new to the Arch Linux (or Linux in general) community and don't know what things I ...
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How can I back up Snapper snapshots using BTRFS send/recieve?

Experimenting on a VM with BTRFS & Snapper. I have been able to take snapshots, undochanges, delete snapshots, etc using Snapper. It is not clear to me, how to back up the resulting snapshots to ...
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How can I get snapper to recognize a snapshot?

Background I am playing around with BTRFS in a VM. I followed this guide to make sure my /home/.snapshot folder is its own sub-volume. Everything seems to work, I can take snapshots, list snapshots, ...
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Grep Snapper snaphots with BOTH description and date

I am using Arch Linux, with snapper and BTRFS. I am writing a script for personal use to simplify recovering a system via snapper snapshots. One should obviously boot into live USB and mount the top ...
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What things are not saved in a btrfs snapshot?

I'm using BTRFS for my root partition and manage its snapshots with Snapper. I decided to create subvolumes for /var/tmp, /var/cache and /var/log as these are constantly changing its data which is not ...
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Bit confused about how to set up snapper BTRFS snapshots

I have installed void Linux created subvolumes redirected the root reinstalled grub and I am booting up fine. Here's my /etc/fstab : UUID=D7C4-586F ...
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How to configure snapper for home (restore snapper config)

I've configured my openSuse installation to have /home partition formatted with btrfs and added snapper config for it (with timeline, I guess). It was a bad idea, I know, but I was inspired by the ...
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How can I share a snapper configuration between two OSs in a dual-boot?

I followed the instructions here to set up snapshots for a portion of my hard drive – snapper -c multimedia create-config /home/qwertystop/multimedia, deleting the .snapshots subvolume, recreating it ...
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How to distinguish between a directory and a subvolume?

In GNU/Linux how is the best way to tell the difference between a directory and a btrfs subvolume? I know they are suppose to look the same, and that's cool. But for maintenance purposes, when I ...
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Whether and how to delete btrfs qgroup

I have a btrfs filesystem and am running OpenSuse 15. It has been upgraded to new OpenSuses several times. The first install may not have been on btrfs. My root partition is getting a little cramped ...
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Snapper Exclusions in `/home` (btrfs)

Is there a standard approach, when using snapper on btrfs, to exclude directories under users' home folders? Say... ~/.cache/yay on Arch. Or possibly even ~/.cache as a whole. Of course, I know the ...
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How to properly setup snapper timeline snapshots in debian buster?

I recently created a btrfs partition. Now I want to use snapper to perform automatic snapshots. The partition is used as an archive, as a backup disk for my main office pc. Generally speaking, the ...
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Change where Snapper creates snapshots

I have a BTRFS filesystem, running Arch Linux x86_64. On that filesystem, I have the top level subvolume (id=5), then inside that I have @root, @home, @snapshots, @swapfile. I want to be able to ...
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How to sync after a 'snapper delete'

I have started a snapper delete command, only to find out five minutes later that it is running in the background and seems to take a longer time. Is there a command can I use to get notified when the ...
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How to make snapper-boot.service create snapshots for all configs?

I have a btrfs setup with multiple subvolumes mounted to different places of the file system. Each subvolume has a configuration for snapper: cat /etc/conf.d/snapper [...] SNAPPER_CONFIGS="root ...
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Snapper fails to list snapshots

I'm having a strange problem with this snapper command: snapper -c home ls The error is: IO Error (open failed path:/home/.snapshots errno:2 (No such file or directory)). However, ls /home/....
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Snapper has recently started performing duplicate snapshots each hour

For the last two years Snapper has been working flawlessly to perform hourly snapshots (on the hour). A few days ago I noticed two snapshots are being taken every hour. One on the hour (HH:00), and ...
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