I am attempting to save a backup image, of Ubuntu 14.04, on an external HDD. The external HDD is a Western Digital 3TB My Book. The external drive, has 2.6TB of free space, and is an NTFS formatted drive, with a single basic partition. I have several OS backups, located in a folder on the drive, from alternative systems. After connecting the USB cable, the system automatically detects the drive. I am able to read files from the drive, as well as save files to the drive, using Ubuntu 14.04. However, if I open TimeShift, I cannot see the drive, in the drop down menu. I assumed that this was going to be a simple task, of just opening TimeShift, changing the backup location, and creating a backup. Unfortunately, I have been plugging away at this, for some time, with no luck. If someone could please assist me, with this backup creation issue, I would really appreciate it. The internal HDD is starting to fail, and grind so I would like to get this backup created soon.
As a side note, I may purchase an SSD, to replace the failing HDD. Does anyone believe that I may run into problems, while attempting to restore the TimeShift image (if I manage to create one) on to a new SSD?
Thank you, very much, for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.