The term restore can refer to bringing back data into a database. It is often done during a recovery session. In the context of Operating Systems like Windows, the term system restore is often used to bring the OS to an older state that worked well.

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Can I revert back to 14+ from 15 on an old machine?

So many problems with the new release, my reps and system is fighting them like a virus? Using Lubuntu 15.04 2g cpu with 1027 mem I know it is slow but still makes no sense why it takes so long to ...
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Suspend/Hibernate/restore and Reboot problems 15.04 Dell Inspiron 3451

There are many posts and questions about problems with lid closing leading to operating system states which require hard reboots; these reports come from across multiple kernels and releases of ...
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Accidentally deleted boot etc, lib and bin folders (Ubuntu 14.04), need help in restoring them, if possible

Was trying to delete folders from a boot-able Linux kernel on a flash drive and accidentally deleted the folders in the Linux installation on my laptop. Is there a way to recover/ restore the files ...
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advice about restoring an old clonezilla backup

I have an external hard drive with a CloneZilla back-up of an old Ubuntu system that I was using in '09. I have considered trying to purchase the exact same Dell laptop this was on in the interest ...
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How to take backup and restore of installed files in ubuntu 14.04?

How to take Back-up and Restore files? How to know that the files that were taken back-up already? How to install it in another Computer? Its good to know to do by using Terminal instead of doing by ...
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Ubuntu backup to install on new computer

How to create backup of my entire system (programs + data) to install on a new computer? This question has been asked but I couldn't find any answers regarding not cloning the boot partition (this ...
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Installed Driver for Evga GTX 970. Can't log in to Ubuntu

Hello everyone linux noob here. Basically I installed the driver from apt get. Restarted my computer, and now when I log in. I get stuck in a loop,the screen shows some funny colours and sends me back ...
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Backup and restore the whole system multiple times

I am building a computer I am going to sell and need to make a restore system. I am running Ubuntu OEM install. What can I do so if it get restored multiple times. It still works.
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Deleted all Desktop items, how to restore? [duplicate]

All my Desktop content is gone after I tried to install some app there. What can I do to restore the content? Please help, I am very nervous about this. I hope Ubuntu has some sort of local repository ...
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Restoring Deleted Home folder content [duplicate]

I was trying to delete a directory that I made using catkin_make( so I asked google) I used the fallowing code in catkin_workspace $ sudo rm -rf * I got trolled and deleted everything in Home Is ...
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Unable to restore specific directory from backup

A couple of months ago, I backed up using deja dup. Since then I've reinstalled 12.04. Recently I tried to restore the Documents directory via 'Restore missing files', and the scan came up empty. ...
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Is there any way to access the data on my screwed-up Ubuntu Phone?

Following a standard update, my poor little Ubuntu Phone is telling me that it needs to be restored: I have found some guidelines for how to do this, but I want to see if I can access the vacation ...
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rc.local is not restored after initscripts reinstall

I was having a hard time trying to make rc.local run on startup, which i still haven't achieved, and would appreciate any help with that. The main problem right now is that I decided to follow this ...
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I deleted my Home content, how to restore?

I tried to reset my vlc configuration by using this commands in the terminal vlc --reset-config Then when i try to view the documents, downloads, music, pictures and videos folder all files were ...
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How to make a custom snapshot of non-system related stuff and be able to restore without reboot?

I've looked through the past threads but couldn't find anything. I'm looking for the tool or solution that makes a snapshot of a system state (it doesn't have to be everything, but I could specify ...
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regenerate iptables from “iptables -L”after disk failure

My system disk failed catastrophically. I've replaced and mostly restored the OS on a new disk but all I have for my iptables is the output from iptables -L. Is there a way to automatically recreate ...
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How can I restore folders from an external hard drive using my ubuntu computer?

I have lost my back ups on my external hard drive. I think I accidentally deleted the back ups. Possibly using shift+delete, I am not sure. I have searched online for tools that restore data, but ...
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Did backup to root accidentally, need to revert

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu and upgraded to 15.04. I tried to restore from an earlier backup (using the default GUI software) but perplexingly, it didn't restore to my /home partition, but my root ...
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Graying and ungraying deja dup restore button

I use deja dup on a daily backup cycle. But when I call up its GUI, the restore button is grayed out. The work around I use to get the restore button active is to go to System Monitor and kill the ...
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How do i re-install my Ubuntu [duplicate]

How can I reinstall and reset my Ubuntu just as if I've just installed it for the first time? I'm having issues, for example when I try to update it (I'm using Lubuntu) it does not let me do so and it ...
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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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Restore the previous working state ubuntu 14.10

I had a working ubuntu 14.10 on my dual boot machine. A while ago I tried to install Photoshop on my machine, so I had to install Wine for that. But for some reason while the installation was going ...
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re-assemble out-of-date raid5?

I need help with my raid5 after it crashed through bad sectors. Previously I could re-assemble it with # mdadm --assemble --force -v /dev/md0 /dev/sde1 /dev/sdf1 /dev/sdg1 /dev/sdh1 /dev/sdi1 but ...
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Restore Windows 8.1 bootloader after installing Ubuntu on a separate HDD

I have Windows 8 installed on a separate HDD and Ubuntu on a separate HDD as well. So I re-installed Ubuntu 14.14 because my previous installation was corrupted. Now when I boot my computer there is ...
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How to restore Dell M3800 Developer Edition

How do I completely restore Ubuntu to factory on the Dell M3800 Developer Edition? I know that there is some Dell Recovery Linux Tool, but how do I even access it?
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How to take backup and restore? [duplicate]

Each time I install ubuntu 14.04 and I have to update the OS and download a whole bunch of softwares which is very boring to do. So is there any process that I can backup my ubuntu softwares and ...
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Deja dup crashes while restoring backup

I wanted to upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04. So first I made a backup using deja dup. After upgrading ubuntu, when I went to restore from that backup, It starts restoring then gets to restoring a chrome ...
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Home folder keeps re-opening

So I click on my file cabinet button at left, home folder comes up (OK). I access whatever drive I like, then minimize the new folder (OK). Click the file cabinet button again to restore the folder, ...
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Restoring a new install of Ubuntu from a .tar.gz backup

I have created a backup of my system using .tar.gz archive. Followed this example. Now I want a new install of Ubuntu on my other computer and want to carry accross my backup which contains all the ...
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Coverting Ubuntu desktop 14.04 LTS on virtualbox to fresh install of Ubuntu Desktop

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop installed on virtualbox. I have been using it as a server, but now I am going to try and convert it to a full on server edition of Ubuntu (not on virtualbox). ...
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I can't find my apps

I recently backed up ubuntu and removed its partition. Then created a new partition which is larger. I restored the backup and only got my documents.I used the default backup application, I just ...
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How to create a recovery disk for Ubuntu

How can I create a recovery disk for my unique Ubuntu installation like Windows has recovery disk creation utility?
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Delete every self installed material and reset ubuntu to default without reinstallation

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and while I was playing with the files and the terminal, I destroyed my system.(Destroyed means Software Center got deleted, Lazarus(IDE for pascal programming language) got ...
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How to repair NTFS Filesystem

how can I restore NTFS filesystem...i had a partition on a 1 TB hard drive now on fdisk -l I receive 2 unknown systems one with id 72 and one with id 6c. I tried chkdsk in windows without success. ...
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How to restore my dell 15 3542 OS to ubuntu?

I am new to ubuntu. I have a brandnew Dell Inspiron 15 3542 with I3 processor, 4GB RAM, 500 GB HD with ubuntu 12.04 LTS preinstalled. I updated ubuntu 12.04 then upgraded it to ubuntu 14.04 later I ...
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If I ever restore an ecryptfs folder, what will I need?

Say I have an encrypted folder (using ecryptfs), and I'm regularly backing it up in its encrypted state. If all is lost some day and I have to restore everything to a whole new machine, what will I ...
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Restart and resume applications like in OSX

In OSX there is this restart and resume feature, that makes every window of every application (that supports this feature) resume after a system reboot, even unsaved new documents, mails, images etc. ...
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Reset Ubuntu 14.04 server to a completely fresh state?

I've had major problems since I updated to 14.04, so now that I've made backups of all the websites and databases that had been running on the server, could you tell me if there is a way to completely ...
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Errno 84 Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character - Deja Dup

I have pretty much the same issue as described here and I can't figure out how to resolve it and fix to restore my backup. I try to restore a backup to an external Hard-drive (USB) that already ...
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Duplicity Command Line Restore Usage

After failing to fix a login issue, now I'm attempting to restore from a backup file using Duplicity. As I have no clue what went wrong where, I want to restore from backup file, let's say 30 days ...
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Changing the backup/restore password

I forgot the password I was using for automatic backups and restore. I don't need to restore right now. I just want to set a new backup password for the next time the system backs my file up. ...
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Copy system to new fresh install

I want to wipe my entire hard drive and install a fresh dual-boot Windows7/Ubuntu system, but want to put the entire Ubuntu system as it is now back onto it. The install is located at /dev/sda10. I ...
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restoring ubuntu after a failed flash player plugin update

Last night I as trying to update the flash player plugin, by following the steps from here. sudo apt-get install firefox ubuntu-restricted-extras Because the connection was slow and I was ...
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Recover deleted partition [duplicate]

I had recently installed ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS using the option replace windows xp using ubuntu. So all my partitions lost. But i had the very important contents and backups please help me how to ...
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What do I do after backing up my data (with Deja Dup)?

I know it may sound a bit hilarious,but what should I do with a backed up system in case I want to restore it? Can I store the files on an USB or optical disk and then simply reinstall my system..?
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Backuop/Restore PPAs/Repos and Packages?

I'm looking at doing a full reinstall in order to change my FS and implement FDE. I'm hoping for 2 scripts. (I am not a coder of any kind) first script (backup) create list of ppas/repos create list ...
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Screen turn off during Restore

I just reinstalled my ubuntu 12.04 and during the back-up restore my screen just turned off but my computer is still working. The hard drive's light is off. I guess its no longer in use. It's has been ...
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system backup and restore for recovering from broken pipes error

my system is broken down(showing broken pipe error after grub loading) so can i use backup the whole system than install new ubuntu 12.04 and restore my data.any one can tell that system would not ...
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Backup of Flashdrive

I am compiling some packages onto an external USB flash drive. Unfortunately, the compiling has not been going 100% and I often have to try redoing packages with different settings. To make sure that ...
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My gnome3.14 dash has double icons for one app. How can i fix?

I installed a new Gnome-14.10 and restored my own system( same version14.10) using tar -xvzpf....... but when it done, strange thing happens, there are two exactly same icon for one app in the gnome ...