In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Timeshift on Manjaro 21. For those of you who didn’t know, Timeshift is a powerful open-source tool that can help you protect your data. Timeshift protects your system by taking incremental snapshots of the file system at regular intervals. These snapshots can be restored at a later date to undo all changes to the system
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Timeshift open-source backup and restore on a Manjaro 21.
- A server or desktop running one of the following operating systems: Manjaro, Arch Linux.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Timeshift on Manjaro 21
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, make sure that our system is up to date:
sudo pacman -Syu sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm base-devel git
Step 2. Installing Yay AUR Helper on Manjaro 21.
Now we clone the Yay Git repository using the command below:
cd /opt sudo git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git
Then, change the permission from the root user to
sudo user. This step is important if you don’t want to get an issue while building yay:
sudo chown -R meilana:meilana yay-git/
Finally, install Yay navigate into the cloned directory:
cd yay-git makepkg -si
Once the installation process is complete, you can check the version of yay by running:
Step 3. Installing Timeshift on Manjaro 21.
By default, Timeshift is not available on the Manjaro 21 base repository. Now we run the following command to install Timeshift packages using Yay Helper:
yay -S timeshift
The best way to check for updates and upgrades is to use the following command:
yay -Syu --devel --timeupdate
Step 4. Accessing Timeshift on Manjaro Linux.
Once successfully installed, you can open a Timeshift GUI of the application by following the path:
Taskbar > System > Timeshift
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Timeshift. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Timeshift open-source backup and restore application on the Manjaro 21 Pahvo system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Timeshift website.