Questions about the loss and recovery of data.

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Restore not working

I'm new to Linux- (trying to leave Windows 10 with my customers and seeking alternatives besides iOS) I have been working with Ubuntu for 4 months and have spread it to my first customers, but ...
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Lost data due to installing Ubuntu on the wrong partition [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on the wrong partition, and lost a lot of important data. What can I do to recover as much of the lost data as possible? I already booted into a live USB and I have read that it is ...
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Data after installing Ubuntu 15.10

I am interested in installing the new version of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 15.10. Is there any way to do so without deleting my files and previously installed programmes?
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Install Linux without loosing data

I have a Linux distro installed with total of 110 gb space in which 80gb is taken by the data stored with the OS. There is only one partition. I want to install another distro. Is it possible to ...
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Can't access backup data

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. Prior to reinstallation, I booted from a live CD and copied my home folder to an external HDD. But now I have two new problems. I am unable to copy the ...
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Is my rsync backup method safe?

I made a very simple backup script using rsync that backs up some folders to an USB stick. This is just for quick daily backups. The command is rsync -av --delete followed by --exclude options and ...
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Restore ext3 Partition

I wanted to format my USB Stick, but formatted my ext3 Partition. I formatted it with NTFS. How can I store it?
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Any Linux app for recuperating data from Android devices (discarded email from Gmail draft)?

One reason why I appreciate Linux is that it has the amazing ability to give solutions for any kind of IT-related problem. I have an Samsung phone running Android GingerBread. I've spend my entire ...
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moving files into hard drive partition using terminal deleted few directories on the partition

I'm a linux newbie and have dual-booted my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows8. I moved few files from ubuntu home directory to a partition of my hard disk using terminal. This deleted few ...
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Attempting to recovery data from an iomega MHNDHD NAS Drive

Hi I have an iomega MHNDHD NAS Drive that smart diagnostics showed was on its way to fail so I did a ddrescue on the data partition and saved the data to an image. There was quite a few bad sectors, ...
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how to use “.bak” file

I want to know how to use a backup file. My friend changed some configuration in interface file but those setting doesn't work but the previous setting works. He create a backup file interfaces.bak ...
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Find a file in Lost+found directory

I managed to get into the folder, and now I see these elements I have no idea what they are (seem to residual traces of the pre-existing system Xubuntu), but my question is how I can see if ...
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How to recover data from a formatted ubuntu harddisk?

I acidently formatted ubuntu 12.04 (unity) system and installed windows server 2008 R2 and that ubuntu contains important data how to recover data from the ubuntu file system??? Please give me some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation

Hi I'm trying to upgrade an old version of ubuntu server to ubuntu-server-14.04. However there is a large amount of data under /home (1.4 TB) which I do not want to lose. Nor do I prefer to make a ...
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Files getting deleted/removed

I have Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8.1.Whenever I turn off Windows and start Ubuntu some of the old files that were there in D,E and F drives gets deleted/removed. And they sometimes get restored ...
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Loss data after system recovery

I turned on my laptop (Asus Eee pc seashell series) this morning and was directly sent to a Ubuntu recovery with the following message : "If you are seeing this message your installation has crashed, ...
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Fastest way to copy lots of data

I have to copy a lot of files (60000+) between two servers, which is approx 5TB of data. I've tried mounting the backup server as a folder, and copying the files that way, but I couldn't get the ...
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Regarding restoration of data via Deja Dup

I recently had a crash while upgrading to 15.04 and lost all my data. I had to reinstall ubuntu from scratch to resolve this. However, I used to back up data regularly via deja dup. Is it possible to ...
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“Wrong ufstype may corrupt your filesystem” - Should I be worried?

I was just now looking through /var/log/syslog and I found these line which worried me: ufs: You didn't specify the type of your ufs filesystem May 5 09:06:09 Bath-Towel kernel: [ 425.626221] May ...
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unable to find my hard drives in ubuntu 14.04 in device [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my old pc by erasing Windows 7. When I opened my files in Ubuntu, I didn't find my hard drives under Device. The only one option available was Computer. Is there ...
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Data loss after installing Vivid

I have a dual-booted computer (Windows 7 and Ubuntu Trusty), and my Ubuntu is installed in 2 partitions (/ and /home). Last night I did a fresh install of Vivid and after that all my data from ...
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How to analyze abrupt session restarts?

Sometimes, my Ubuntu session abruptly restarts without a warning. Sometimes my documents are lost (for example, once my Libre Office Writer document gets lost). How can I analyze the issue?
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i have deleted my movies please help [duplicate]

I have mistakenly deleted my movies using root rm -rf /home/username/Videos/movies. How can i recover it, I have already installed extundelete and am using ext4 and its mounted at /dev/sda
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upgrade failed, no grub! How to rescue my files?

I have upgraded my sister-in-law's Toshiba Satellite Pro L450D-12X but it failed. It only showed the wallpaper and Panel and Launcher had disappeared. I thought I use the Boot-repair-disk from ...
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Upgrade to 14.04.1 to 12.04 by mobile internet

How much data will be downloaded upon upgrading to 14.04.1 from 12.04? Can I upgrade using a mobile internet connection?
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Music folder missing

I was downloading music from linux dc++ to music folder in my PC , after downloading all files i couldn't open music folder as whenever i tried to do so it showed error that NO SUCH DIRECTORY EXISTS ? ...
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Lossless Compression using rsync

When using the -z mode to compress data when running rsync, is the compression lossless? sudo rsync -az /path_to/A /path_to/B How can one ensure that any compression would be lossless?
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How to recover after all files are deleted from /var folder?

I accidentally deleted all files inside folder /var. Now, my computer restarts but switches to Command line interface. So, how to make my system work as before?
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Problem with files in External Hard Disk

While making my USB bootable for the installation of UBUNTU using Disk Startup Tool in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the process was cancelled and disconnected my external hard disk from the laptop(The source ...
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I just downloaded Ubuntu and lost windows 8 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu latest version and it works but lost my Windows. When I was doing installation from USB boot. I chose the first choice of the installation because there was no other operating ...
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Recover data from RAID1 array (My Book Live Duo)

I have a WD My Book Live Duo device which I used as a network drive with a RAID1 configuration. The device, which was working flawlessly for almost 2 years suddenly stopped working, that is; it was ...
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Power Failure while Partitioning

I was running GParted in an Ubuntu Live instance to re-partition my hard drive. I had it set to shrink sda3, remove sda2, and enlarge sda6 which was in an extended partition. I accidentally forgot to ...
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How recover encrypted home when lost because user password was changed with root?

My Ubuntu-encrypted home directory was lost when I changed my user password. This was because I did it from the command line as root. So my user password is no longer linked to my encrypted user ...
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how can i recover my loss data? [duplicate]

I have migrated from Windows 7 to Ubuntu just yesterday. Windows 7 was in my C: drive. I did not realise that if I wipe Windows 7 and install Ubuntu, Ubuntu would be installed in the C: drive only. So ...
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data loss on crash during ubuntu upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 on dual boot pc

While Upgrading ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I had a crash. When I try to boot from ubuntu (I have dual boot -ubuntu vista 7- Sony Vaio laptop) I get the following messages: target filesystem doesn't have ...
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Not formatting a partition while installing Ubuntu but still data getting lost from that partition! [duplicate]

I'd Ubuntu 13.10 on my system with separate /home partition for my data. Now I reinstalled the same O.S. In the option while installing, I selected something else & there specified to format all ...
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How can I recover files from a FAT disk image in their original locations?

I had an MP3 player that deleted most of its files. I created an 8GB image file with dd right away. I looked at and tried to use some of the recovery software, but they just give me a bunch of ...
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Data recovery from partition, that Ubu formatted during install

My Ubuntu system broke up few weeks ago and there was not another way than reinstall. As I do not have anything that big as my data values on HDD, I parted the disk to two similarly sized partitions. ...
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Incorrectly detected fakeraid destroyed data during install

I have attempted to install ubuntu 14.04 on my PC in parallel (dual boot) with windows XP. My PC has 2 SATA disks, one was more-less devoted to the system, second one to data. However, when running ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows partition when trying to install Ubuntu [duplicate]

I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows7 just to check them however I seem to totally mess it up. I used wubi and wanted to install it on my D drive however I was confused during fixing ...
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recover data in linux removed with rm [duplicate]

Today i deleted my home directory (in wrong action) with: sudo rm -rf * And when i use extundelete i get this message: root@ubuntu:~# sudo extundelete --restore-directory /home/hamed/ ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 Using the “Erase entire disk” on windows 8 [duplicate]

I wanted to have dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 8.1. But then out my ignorance/careless ness I have selected the option 'erase entire disk' and later after rebooting I realized that the ...
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rabbitsvn deleted **all** my folders?

I was working with rabbitsvn and trying to export a file from an older revision, when suddenly all programs in the background just shut down. I go to my "Home"-folder to find out that all (!!) my ...
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How to recover partition that is lost while installing ubuntu [duplicate]

I am very new to Ubuntu, and in the anxiety to install Ubuntu ended up doing a big mistake. While installation, I chose to overwrite my current windows 7 OS; and thought that it would only format my ...
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ntfs formatted to ext4 by ubuntu installer data lost [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with windows ,I choose to install alongside but it didn't show me the screen to repartition and deleted my one partition and formatted it to ext4 and installed ...
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Lost all my partition after installing Ubuntu 14.4 LTS [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a bootable pendrive. Before that I had 3 partitions on my windows system (C:, D:, and E:). During the installation process I thought it would be the same as ...
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Does Ubuntu have a clipboard that works differently from Windows?

Does Ubuntu have a clipboard that works differently from Windows? I've noticed an anomaly between the two, perhaps a bug, or perhaps I'm misusing the functionality. It works the same way every time ...
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Investigating RAID-related issue that caused data loss while using LiveUSB

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on one of my hard drives and something went seriously wrong, resulting in 400+ GB of data being lost. Frustrated as I was, I've decided to try to find out what ...
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Lost all hard disks partition and data [duplicate]

hard disk space lost when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and also lost all partition and data please help me out. i was installing Ubuntu 14.04 accidentally LOST ALL DATA & drive partitions. i have not ...
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USB Hard drive Not displaying Ubuntu

I have a 2TB Verbatim USB 3 hard drive that was working fine one evening and not at all the next day. I cannot view or mount the partitions. Running "lsusb" shows that the hard drive is plugged in but ...