Package Details: snapper-git 0.4.5.git.1328.13fb9c1-1

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Package Base: snapper-git
Description: A tool for managing BTRFS and LVM snapshots. It can create, diff and restore snapshots and provides timelined auto-snapping.
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Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: snapper
Provides: snapper
Submitter: teekay
Maintainer: Batou
Last Packager: NicoHood
Votes: 25
Popularity: 0.000119
First Submitted: 2012-01-31 19:54
Last Updated: 2017-04-25 17:55

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cbounce commented on 2014-03-17 20:37

I screwed up - snapperd does not reload its config files automatically, but just seems to check them periodically for changes. I moved my config file with its .pacsave file in /etc/conf.d after the upgrade, but did not issue a 'killall -HUP snapperd' afterwards. Because of that, 'snapper list-configs' showed no configs. By the time I looked at snappers man page, found the default config location and copied the file from /etc/conf.d to /etc/sysconfig, snapperd must have detected the config file change and was working as expected again.

teekay commented on 2014-03-17 20:21

@cbounce: The configure flag for this is --with-conf=/etc/conf.d
If that fails I'd say it's an upstream bug, but I cannot reproduce your issue with a just built version.

What exactly isn't working?

cbounce commented on 2014-03-17 15:49


I just switched from snapper to snapper-git, and noticed that even though the upgrade process created a .pacsave file for /etc/conf.d/snapper correctly, the git version seems to be hardcoded to look for /etc/sysconfig/snapper for its configuration. after copying my /etc/conf.d/snapper to /etc/sysconfig/snapper, it started working correctly again.

teekay commented on 2014-02-01 10:09

Fixed. Thanks.

Mic92 commented on 2014-02-01 09:38

In the origin config in /etc/snapper/filters/base.txt the path for the ntp drift file is /var/lib/ntp/drift/ntp.drift but the arch default is /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift. Would be cool if it would be correct by default.

teekay commented on 2013-12-11 12:10

Indeed. Fixed, thanks.

ams1 commented on 2013-12-11 10:23

Boost seems to be a run-time dependency, as well as a make-time dependency.

I cleaned out my orphan packages, and snapper stopped working.

teekay commented on 2013-10-31 18:24

@mtorromeo: you're right. snapper create-config is way more elegant.
I updated the wiki accordingly.

mtorromeo commented on 2013-10-31 16:44

Looking at the source code, the .snapshots subvolume is created with the create-config command:

You may want to update the wiki.

mtorromeo commented on 2013-10-31 16:34

Regarding the instructions on the wiki, there is a line section that suggests that snapper expects .snapshots to be a subvolume.

In my experience this is not necessary. The .snapshots subvolume is created automatically by snapper on the first run.

Maybe this was true for older versions? I just started using this recently and I don't know much about the old behaviours.