Snapper post install

Hi, I’m new with Endeavours, I came from Manjaro Testing branch (their gurus don’t want use snapper, for my opinion) and with Arcolinux (they have snapper during install) but this is a confusing distro for me,

but I may say that I’m in love with this EOS.

After a fresh install of Endeavouros with gnome DE, I’ve installed snapper as follow (following a tutorial found here for a post install with gnome DE):

yay -S snapper-support btrfs-assistant

snapper-support will automatically install snapper, grub-btrfs, snap-pac from official Arch repos and configure Snapper for you, and the BTRFS Assistant is a GUI Tool made by r/GarudaLinux team by which you can easily manage and restore your Snapshots and BTRFS Subvolumes. grub-btrfs will enable accessing Snapshots from GRUB Menu.

I’ve NOT made any changes to volume that are automatically created by Endeavour with a BTRFS file system during the installation.

I would like to know if this procedure is correct or if I must change something else, I’ve made a couple of test all has worked good

Thank again and I apologize since now for this request but I’ve not found nothing on the web that may convince me that I’m in a correct way with snapper


There are older threads will discuss snapper-support. Maybe they are helpful

You can also search for snapper-support using the forum search bar.

There is no absolute answer to that. It depends what the goal you want to achieve is.

There is also a procedure on the EOS wiki for using TImeshift, which accomplishes a similar task to snapper.

Well, I’ve made a final test, updated system with 86 new packager
then restored previous snap (before update) and I’ve found the a previous system again with 86 package to update and all works good.

In btrfs assistant I’ve found only a new volume: _backup_20228019
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So I think that is normal

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That is the backup it takes before doing the restore, you can delete that if you don’t need it.

Thank you, so at this point I may say that all work perfect and I’m so happy about that.

Thank you again

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On my other laptop with two ssd I’ve noted that btrfs-assistant hasn’t volume home
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also on this laptop, I’ve made standard installation with btrfs but I’ve choosen on first hd just /boot/efi and /root
on second hd I’ve created as mounting point /home
the two disks are in btrfs

[robertocannito@roberto-gl753vd ~]$ sudo btrfs subvolume list /
[sudo] password di robertocannito: 
ID 256 gen 3133 top level 5 path @
ID 257 gen 3130 top level 5 path @cache
ID 258 gen 3131 top level 5 path @log
ID 259 gen 25 top level 256 path var/lib/portables
ID 260 gen 26 top level 256 path var/lib/machines
ID 261 gen 3130 top level 256 path .snapshots
ID 386 gen 2721 top level 261 path .snapshots/125/snapshot
ID 387 gen 2722 top level 261 path .snapshots/126/snapshot
ID 388 gen 2723 top level 261 path .snapshots/127/snapshot
ID 389 gen 2725 top level 261 path .snapshots/128/snapshot
ID 390 gen 2901 top level 261 path .snapshots/129/snapshot
ID 391 gen 2903 top level 261 path .snapshots/130/snapshot
ID 392 gen 3035 top level 261 path .snapshots/131/snapshot
ID 393 gen 3037 top level 261 path .snapshots/132/snapshot
ID 394 gen 3041 top level 261 path .snapshots/133/snapshot
ID 395 gen 3042 top level 261 path .snapshots/134/snapshot

[robertocannito@roberto-gl753vd ~]$ lsblk
sda      8:0    0 238,5G  0 disk 
├─sda1   8:1    0   512M  0 part /boot/efi
└─sda2   8:2    0   238G  0 part /var/cache
sdb      8:16   0 931,5G  0 disk 
└─sdb1   8:17   0 931,5G  0 part /home
sr0     11:0    1  1024M  0 rom  

my etc/fstab is:

UUID=1DB3-04F3                            /boot/efi      vfat    defaults,noatime 0 2
UUID=1bbfa0ca-c070-4b7d-897b-cf6f64c07dc4 /              btrfs   subvol=/@,defaults,noatime,compress=zstd 0 0
UUID=1bbfa0ca-c070-4b7d-897b-cf6f64c07dc4 /var/cache     btrfs   subvol=/@cache,defaults,noatime,compress=zstd 0 0
UUID=1bbfa0ca-c070-4b7d-897b-cf6f64c07dc4 /var/log       btrfs   subvol=/@log,defaults,noatime,compress=zstd 0 0
UUID=358686fb-b7cc-4660-8e6f-695cb0df4ead /home          btrfs   defaults,noatime,compress=zstd 0 0
tmpfs                                     /tmp           tmpfs   defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0

my question is:
should I create necessary subvolume @home or the configuration is ok?

Also on this laptop I’ve made a test restoring a snapshot and all has been ok

Thank you again

You don’t need a subvolume called @home, it is fine either way.

You mounted your /home on the root of the filesystem. There is nothing wrong with that. Although, it is perhaps a little limiting later on. I would probably have created a subvolume for /home instead of mounting it directly on the root of the filesystem in case you wanted to do more with that SSD later.

Thank you Dalto, so I will leave all as it is.

Thank you again. :wink:

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