Creating and restoring snapshots

Although Mint comes with a standard handy backup tool, there are no built-in snapshot tools that use a graphical interface. This is actually fine, as there are many solutions available for snapshotting a system; one of which is discussed here.

So what are snapshots and backups? A backup is a collection of your important files, while a snapshot is a backup of your entire machine, from the top to bottom. Snapshots are often referred to as images. The idea is that you can save a backup of your entire machine, right down to your configuration files. When restoring a snapshot, your machine will look and act exactly as it did at the point the snapshot was taken, because it literally is a clone of the machine at that point ...

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