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: 0.000072
First Submitted: 2012-01-31 19:54
Last Updated: 2017-04-25 17:55

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teekay commented on 2013-10-31 13:59

@mtorromeo: thanks. I updated the wiki accordingly (

@donniezazen: regarding the config, you might have to recreate /etc/conf.d/snapper (most likely it will end up as .pacsave after uninstalling snapper-git). If you modified the cronjob scripts provided by snapper, they will get overwritten as there is no backup() for it (not sure what you meant with "rewriting" them)

donniezazen commented on 2013-10-31 12:55

@mtorromeo Thanks. Will I need to make any change to my default setup? I have default setup as instructed in install file. Will cron job survive or will I have to rewrite that?

mtorromeo commented on 2013-10-31 10:33

For anyone interested: the stable version (0.1.7) of snapper base off this PKGBUILD is now in [community]

teekay commented on 2013-10-03 15:04

@lots0logs: thanks, meanwhile the patch is needed for btrs-progs from [core], too. Fixed.

lots0logs commented on 2013-10-02 19:36

The build failed the first try. I got it to work by removing first half of the patch line (where it pacman Q | grep btrfs-progs). I have btrfs installed so I am not sure if this is just an isolated issue or if others will have trouble. Just wanted to give the heads up!

freestyler7 commented on 2013-09-04 04:22

git needs to be added to dependencies :)

superzanti commented on 2013-06-12 05:10

Thanks for help,man do I feel stupid. All I had to do was run
sudo systemctl cronie.service
to enable crontab. Anyway, thanks again, this is one of the best packages on AUR. You received my vote!

teekay commented on 2013-06-11 14:21

@superzanti: I should have been more specific, use --verbose instead of the --quiet flag. But as a snapshot is generated when running manually, I suspect there's something fishy with your cron daemon. As a test you could add a echo "something" line in /etc/cron.hourly/snapper and/or replace the --quiet with --verbose in the snapper command. You should get a mail from cron then if it runs...

superzanti commented on 2013-06-11 13:11

Thanks, I think that may have lead me to the problem. I get no output when running with the --verbose flag, however, when I run it, it does generate a snapshot. The snapper.log doesn't seem to have any problems either.
Could this be a problem with crontab not running?

teekay commented on 2013-06-11 09:24

@donniezazen & superzanti

Hourly timeline works fine here. Please execute the command from /etc/cron.hourly/snapper manually with --verbose flag and check your /var/log/snapper.log

Also check SNAPPER_CONFIGS in /etc/conf.d/snapper - you need to enable your configs in there.