I am attempting to restore a timeshift backup of my system. I am using rsync mode and have the data backed up to an external drive. My EOS install is using the basic encrypted btrfs config. I am able to select the restore option and it provides me with a recommended target device, however when I select next it gives me an error.
I am unsure how to proceed from here, and am hesitant to just start trying things and putting my data at risk.
Okay, I tried running that command sudo cryptsetup open --type luks /dev/nvme1n1p2 main_crypt
and got an error that says Cannot use device which is already in use (already mapped or mounted)
I did already use the live iso file manager to open/unlock the partition, which I believe is why it is saying that. I tried timeshift again and it still gives me the same error
I’m not sure. And if I did not, I am not sure how I would. When I launch timeshift it asks me to select the drive that has my backups. After I click “restore” it sends me to the screen in the first image I posted. I can open up the options to select other places to restore the parts of the backup, but I have no idea which one (if any) is the right one.
Yes, but selecting it there gives me a There are no snapshots on this device error, as my backups are on a different drive.
To expand on that further, the SSD in that image (nvme1n1) is the decrypted device which has the EOS system I am trying to restore. I think the issue I have is that the /boot path of the backup is not “mapped” to a place on the drive, like the other ones as seen here:
The menu I posted:
lets me pick the partition of the device to map to /boot but I don’t know if that will fix the issue, or which partition I should select.
I may have found a work around to this issue, although the GUI is still not usable. This post suggests that it is some sort of bug with timeshift. It pointed to this as a possible fix, basically suggesting to completely bypass the GUI and run sudo timeshift --restore from the command line and accept all the defaults.
I did so and the command ran, however now my system only boots into emergency mood so this may not be a viable fix for restoring backups.