btrfs as it's default filesystem and configured
snapper to automatically create filesystem-level snapshots.
These disk snapshots are created periodically via
cron and also whenever you make changes using
This is very helpful as it provides fallback mechanism in any event of failure but requires additional disk spaces that not everyone could afford. Snapshots will be created even if the disk is almost full in older systems though newer versions of
SUSE will automatically disable
snapper's automatic snapshots when the root disk or partition is smaller than 16GB. In the case of virtual machines it will quickly fill up the small default disk size that's allocated.
Methods to disable filesystem snapshots in SUSE:
snapper-zypp-plugin is a
snapper plugin for
zypper. It will automatically create a system snapshot whenever software packages are installed, removed or updated via
zypper. This can be circumvented by removing the plugin via the following command at the terminal:
> sudo zypper remove --no-confirm snapper-zypp-plugin Loading repository data... Warning: No repositories defined. Operating only with the installed resolvables. Nothing can be installed. Reading installed packages... Resolving package dependencies... The following package is going to be REMOVED: snapper-zypp-plugin 1 package to remove. After the operation, 9.8 KiB will be freed. Continue? [y/n/v/...? shows all options] (y): y (1/1) Removing snapper-zypp-plugin-0.8.3-1.1.noarch ..............................[done]
Timeline Snapshots are disk snapshots that are taken on hourly basis with old snapshots deleted based on a policy. This is disabled by default. You can disable timeline snapshot for
snapper if it's somehow enabled by following these commands at the terminal:
> sudo snapper list-configs [sudo] password for root: Config | Subvolume -------+---------- root | /
> sudo snapper --config root set-config "TIMELINE_CREATE=no"
A snapshot is created when configuration changes are made via
YaST. This can be disabled via these steps:
YaSTconfiguration file using your preferred text editor with
> sudo vi /etc/sysconfig/yast2
USE_SNAPPERand set the value to
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