Turn off Timeshift warnings in Linux Mint Tara

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”.

References:

Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Cinnamon – BETA Release
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3581

A non-standard disk-imaging option for Linux users
https://linuxnorth.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/a-non-standard-disk-imaging-option-for-linux-users/

Don’t suggest to switch to a local mirror
https://linuxnorth.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/dont-suggest-to-switch-to-a-local-mirror/

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