Linux Mint Version 19.0 Beta (Tara) was released today. One of the new features is the Timeshift system backup option. By default, Update Manager issues a warning if Timeshift has not been activated. But, if you have no intention of using Timeshift, how do you turn this off?
For example, I use a couple of different backup methods, including periodic disk images of my entire hard drive. Since Timeshift would only reproduce a portion of such backups, I really have no need of this feature, and so I want to disable the constant warning.
The one thing I really like about Linux is that it is flexible and almost always configurable. The new program is no exception to this general rule. Simply navigate to Update Manager – Edit – Preferences – Options – Interface and uncheck the box labeled “Show a warning if system snapshots are not set up”.
While you are there, you might also want to uncheck the box labeled “Don’t suggest to switch to a local mirror”.
Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Cinnamon – BETA Release
A non-standard disk-imaging option for Linux users
Don’t suggest to switch to a local mirror