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Cannot create timeshift snaphot Debian Buster #505

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4joey1 opened this issue Oct 28, 2019 · 4 comments
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Cannot create timeshift snaphot Debian Buster #505

4joey1 opened this issue Oct 28, 2019 · 4 comments

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@4joey1 4joey1 commented Oct 28, 2019

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Hi!I have installed Debian 10.1 Buster 64 bit and setup Timeshift 19.01+ds-2.
When I try to create snapshot from GUI,the RSYNC create snapshot window runs indefinitely permanently showing 00:00:00 remaining and thus not finishing to create the snapshot.I am able to see snaphot files on on ../timeshift/snapshot/ directory but the snapshot creation process does not complete.Please find attached screenshot on where the process stalls.

How can I resolve this?Whats causing this and is there any logfile or debug file I can check to view what the problem is?
timeshift cannot create snapshot

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  • Linux Distribution Name and Version: [Debian 10.1 Buster]
  • Desktop [Gnome 3.30.2]
  • Application Version [Timeshift 19.01+ds-2]
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@4joey1 4joey1 commented Oct 28, 2019

I have also tried to create snapshots via terminal though command below and the snapshot creation stalls indefinitely at 99.99%

#timeshift --create --comments "joey_snaphsot_1" --tags D

Creating new snapshot...(RSYNC)
Saving to device: /dev/dm-0, mounted at path: /data
Synching files with rsync...
99.99% complete (00:00:00 remaining)

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@4joey1 4joey1 commented Oct 29, 2019

I have checked out more logs when I ran a snapcreate job at 7.51 AM my local location time and aborted/cancelled the job at 10.17 AM when it had stalled.

Log files are as below attached
2019-10-29_07-51-04_gui.log
2019-10-29_10-00-01_backup.log
2019-10-29_09-00-01_backup.log
2019-10-29_08-00-04_backup.log
rsync-log-changes.txt

I also tried uploading the rsync-log file but its over 30 MB and this website cannot upload such files so I picked the last 50 lines of this log file and is attached.Note at 10.17 AM local time I cancelled the restore process that can be seen on this file.

truncated rsync-log.txt

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@FlailAway FlailAway commented Nov 2, 2019

Not sure if it helps, but I had something similar some time back. Can't quite remember exactly but it turned out to be the Target drive was not mounted. It was visible in the File Manager, but not auto-mounted. Once I manually mounted it Timeshift ran fine.

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@4joey1 4joey1 commented Nov 3, 2019

Not sure if it helps, but I had something similar some time back. Can't quite remember exactly but it turned out to be the Target drive was not mounted. It was visible in the File Manager, but not auto-mounted. Once I manually mounted it Timeshift ran fine.

Ok.My target drive is the same physical disk as where my Debian OS system files are but of course the target is a totally separate filesystem with separate logical and physical volumes where I put my personal documents and video files.I am only backing up the OS files avoiding to backup the filesystem with my personal files

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