I use snapper along with a home-grown BTRFS backup solution. I have all of the included timers disabled, and run the related services myself as required. With that in mind, I added a new config a couple of days ago, and could not figure out why I was seeing so many new snapshots. The culprit? snapper-timeline.timer has been re-enabled during creation.
My question in a nutshell: is this normal behavior? It’s not that big of a deal, adding new configs is not a daily activity by any stretch. Will masking the snapper timers prevent this from happening again?
Thanks for the info. I do want the snapper timelines, just not its timer. My script calls snapper-timeline.service just before checking to see if a backup is needed. Since this is done every hour, I don’t need snapper’s timers.