Simple and handy btrfs snapshoting tool. Supports unattended snapshots, tracking, restoring, automatic cleanup and more. Backed with SQLite.
See the docs folder.
- Allows you to specify the origin and destination of snapshots at will of the user.
- Track snapshots using SQLite as backend database.
- Easy setup using small templates instead of confusing long files.
- You can create snapshots of the volumes you want simply by using different configuration templates.
- You can create read-only or read-write snapshots.
- You can use the same SQLite database for everything.
- You can specify the prefix of the name for the snapshots.
- You can specify a
kindidentifier to differentiate them in the database. Useful if you plan to have hourly, weekly, montly or more "kind" of snapshots of the same subvolume(s).
- Supports restoration of snapshots in the original directory or a specific one.
- Automatic snapshots cleanup.
- Nice CLI output to see the status and details of snapshots.
Due to SQLite limitations to handle concurrent database operations, we need to make use of SQLite's busy_timeout, which was initially implemented in ce44bf6. Without it you will get the error:
Error: database is locked (code 5) if you try to make concurrent snapshots exactly at the same time. The default timeout is 5 seconds which is more than enough time so that no problem occurs even in the most demanding scenarios.
busy_timeout is the maximum time that SQLite will retry the failed transaction. Considering that Rusnapshot's database operations are small and shouldn't take long, 5 seconds is a decent time. If you continue to get the mentioned error, try increasing
--timeout, remember that the value must be in milliseconds.