How To Install Snapper On Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, Linux Mint 15, 13 And Elementary OS 0.2 Luna

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Snapper is a snapshot tool for the Btrfs filesystem, allowing the users to easily restore partitions and folders, schedule backups at some time interfals. Because the Linux Kernel 3.11 brings many Btrfs improvements and enhancements and has good snapshot support, Snapper was included in Kernel 3.11.

Snapper is created by the openSUSE developers, having both a graphical user interface (GUI) and a text user interface (TUI), in order to use it if you get desktop environment issues. It can also be used from the commandline, by the terminal enthusiasts.

 how to install Snapper on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

In this article I will show you how to install Snapper on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation:

How to install Snapper on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail and Linux Mint 15 Olivia:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems:snapper/xUbuntu_13.04/ /" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/snapper.list'
$ wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems:snapper/xUbuntu_13.04/Release.key
$ sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install snapper

How to install Snapper on Ubuntu 12.Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems:snapper/xUbuntu_12.04/ /" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/snapper.list'
$ wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems:snapper/xUbuntu_12.04/Release.key
$ sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install snapper

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3 comments on “How To Install Snapper On Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, Linux Mint 15, 13 And Elementary OS 0.2 Luna
  1. Murz says:

    Is there any updated packages of Snapper for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy or PPA exists?

    • Petr says:

      As far as I know there is no PPA. However you should have no problems installing it from the above mentioned link. It can be installed on 13.10. There is a package in the universe repository for Trusty but it is a bit outdated (0.1.8)

  2. Mark says:

    I followed the steps and they did work however it was necessary to first remove the older version of snapper already installed by Ubuntu. However, still no GUI! 🙁

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