Timeshift snapshots on USB-Sick

I still have a 64 GiB 3.1 USB stick lying around here and that’s when I got the idea to use it for the daily timeshift snapshots. It would then be permanently plugged in but would only hang up when Timeshift starts rattling. What do you think, can you trust a stick to do that? It is a Transcend 700, formatted to ext4.

It will probably be fine. Disk is disk. :man_shrugging:

Does/can Timeshift do anything fancy with BTRFS subvolumes and snapshots?

I’m more interested in whether the relatively slow writing speed or the rather frequent writing on the stick matters. Disc is by no means Disc …
If the stick is no longer recognized after a short time, I couldn’t do anything.

Should be fine?

Should be fine?

Should be fine?

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I don’t like this solution by @jonathon:thinking:

Not very specific there, matey.


More seriously, USB flash drives from reliable manufacturers should be good for a decent number of rewrite cycles. Whether the speeds will be sufficient in practice will need testing - USB3 speeds should be plenty, and while it doesn’t give an indication of the underlying chips if the drive says it supports USB3 then you’d assume it has to be faster than USB2 (otherwise why bother with specifying USB3?).

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I have used the stick for data transfer so far, and without measuring it, it was at least felt to be much faster than USB 2.

“should be fine” should be a good solution, right?

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Should be fine.

:rofl:

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