[ale] Backing Up and Restoring Fedora 30 KDE Plasma Spin

Ryan Spencer ryan483 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 21 19:49:15 EDT 2019

I'm not familiar with that application, but it looks possible to install it
on fedora. See

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 6:59 PM Jacob Zelko via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:

> Hello ALE,
> My name is Jacob Zelko and this is my first posting to ALE.
> I am currently transitioning from Debian based Linux OS's (e.g. Debian,
> Ubuntu, and Raspbian) to the Fedora 30 KDE Plasma Spin from Red Hat. I am
> really liking the OS but one thing I am running up against is the problem
> of backing up and restoring Fedora 30.
> On Ubuntu, I used to use an awesome utility called Timeshift
> <https://itsfoss.com/backup-restore-linux-timeshift/> which would
> basically create snapshots of my OS and I could save those snapshots to an
> external mass storage device for safekeeping. It saved my life many a time
> while either hacking on the kernel or breaking a desktop environment!
> I tried searching for something analogous for Fedora but to no avail. So,
> I was wondering if anyone knows of a solution that could address my needs
> enumerated below:
> 1. Perform system back-up of Fedora 30
> 2. Write back-up to an external media (mass storage device)
> 3. Restore Fedora 30 from external media and everything is back and the
> same
> Ideally, I want to be able to restore my computer like how you can restore
> VM's with snapshots - to a previous state.
> So far, I have checked out tools like rsync and Borg but I am uncertain of
> how to exactly use them in my use case. I just don't want to blow up my
> system (again... Can neither confirm nor deny that I have had to reflash
> Fedora back on to my computer 3 times in the span of a week).
> Any suggestions, solutions, or thoughts to get me on the right track?
> Thank you!
> Sincerely,
> --
> Jacob Zelko
> Georgia Institute of Technology - Biomedical Engineering B.S. '20
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