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Welcome to the Snapper Portal edit

Snapper is a tool for managing btrfs snapshots. Apart from the obvious creation and deletion of snapshots it can compare snapshots and revert differences between snapshots. In simple terms, this allows root and non-root users to view older versions of files and revert changes. Snapper is available as a command line tool and a YaST module.

The first openSUSE distribution to include snapper is 12.1.

Topics edit



  • Create manual snapshots
  • Create snapshots with YaST and zypp
  • Create timeline of snapshots
  • Show and revert changes between snapshots
  • Works with btrfs, ext4 and lvm
  • Automatic cleanup of old snapshots
  • D-Bus interface




Snapper RPM packages are available on standard openSUSE installation media. You can find snapper packages for various distributions in the buildservice.