Timeshift v18.8

Timeshift v18.8 is now available.

What’s New

  • #196 Fixed a typo
  • #191 Don’t exclude /var/spool
  • Add makepot file
  • Launcher: Explicitly pass DISPLAY and XAUTHORITY to pkexec
  • Use -O3 optimization when compiling with gcc
  • #278 Increased the width of Setup Wizard window
  • Fixed: Unencrypted partionless disk could not be used as backup device
  • Added support for using F2FS and ZFS filesystems for RSYNC backups
  • Workaround for Docker mounting rootfs on /var/lib/docker/plugins
  • Added support for raid5 and dmraid
  • Translation fixes


Ubuntu-based distributions (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc)

Packages are available in Launchpad PPA for supported Ubuntu releases. Run following commands in a terminal window:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install timeshift

Other Linux Distributions

Installers are available on the GitHub page.

Run the following one-line commands in a terminal window:

# 64-bit
cd /tmp && curl -s -L https://github.com/teejee2008/timeshift/releases/latest | egrep -o 'teejee2008/timeshift/releases/download/.*/timeshift-v[0-9.]*-amd64.run' | wget --base=http://github.com/ -i - -O timeshift-latest-amd64.run && sudo chmod a+x ./timeshift-latest-amd64.run && sudo ./timeshift-latest-amd64.run
# 32-bit
cd /tmp && curl -s -L https://github.com/teejee2008/timeshift/releases/latest | egrep -o 'teejee2008/timeshift/releases/download/.*/timeshift-v[0-9.]*-i386.run' | wget --base=http://github.com/ -i - -O timeshift-latest-i386.run && sudo chmod a+x ./timeshift-latest-i386.run && sudo ./timeshift-latest-i386.run


Timeshift is a non-commercial application. If you wish to support this project, you can make a donation for $10 or more via PayPal. Your contributions will help keep the project alive and support future development.

PayPal ~ If you find this application useful and wish to say thanks, you can buy me a coffee by making a donation with PayPal.

Patreon ~ You can also sign up as a sponsor on Patreon.com

4 thoughts on “Timeshift v18.8

  1. I am using Linux Mint 19.1, which comes with Timeshift. So far, I like the software. I have deleted several apps since the last few backups. Is it safe to delete the old application entries in the snapshots?


  2. All in all you have a great product, don’t know why it runs so slowly on my Ubuntu mate 18.04.1 machine. Didn’t have any problems with earlier versions on Ubuntu mate.🌝


    1. Create a USB pen drive for Linux Mint or any other Linux distribution that includes Timeshift. Boot from the pen drive, run Timeshift, and do the restore.


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