# Ubuntu – Is Timeshift not on the official Ubuntu repos

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It has become a standard, isn't there a way to include it in the discover store?

• To briefly answer the question... it's because Timeshift is the work of a individual software developer.

Note: As of 19.04, it is in the repos now.

For those who don't know what Timeshift is...

The closest thing to a Windows-like restore point is by using Timeshift. I use it to save snapshots to an external USB hard drive. Although it can, it's normally not used for backing up your /home directory, just system-level changes. Use Backups (Déjà Dup) for backing up /home files.

Timeshift is a system restore utility which takes snapshots
of the system at regular intervals. These snapshots can be restored
at a later date to undo system changes. Creates incremental snapshots
using rsync or BTRFS snapshots using BTRFS tools.


sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install timeshift