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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Cannot restore Amazon S3 backups using deja-dup or duplicity, can anyone help?

Can anyone assist me with this? I've been using deja-dup to backup my Ubuntu 14.04 machine for a while. I have duplicity version 0.6.23, deja-dup version 30.0. No matter which backup I select, I get ...
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Restore ubuntu after removing image VirtualBox

Fatal Could not read from Boot Medium! System Halted start-up boot Error I've had this error becauce I've remove image of ubuntu by accident (I'm not exactly sure what I've done). Then I try to ...
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Ubuntu giving a blank screen after restore from suspend after a RAM upgrade on 16.04

I've increased the swap partition to be about 2x the new amount of RAM after the upgrade to resolve the issue, but that doesn't seem to have fixed it. The computer could previously suspend and ...
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How to restore a Linux system to a previous state Using BTRFS as in Windows restore points

Windows restore points... How to have the same functionality in Ubuntu ? With existing tools like Deja-Dup I have tried to set up snapshots and got trouble following the instructions. Is there a ...
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Recover my linux partition

I deleted both Linux and Windows partitions from my hard drive. Can I restore (recover) the linux partition?
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How to restore a backed up directory

When I attempted to upgrade 15.10 to 16.04 the upgrade failed and corrupted my instance. Before doing so I backed up my /home directory to AWS as a tar.gz file. How can I restore this file/directory ...
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Updating Ubuntu from otherside of partition

Ubuntu is my OS of choice, however I seem to missing firmware--restore didn't help. It won't detect USB, it won't turn on the wireless card, and sound doesn't play. Right now I'm online through a ...
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how to preview the effects of applying critical updates? how to determine what will they break?

Critical updates are important, mostly for security reasons. But... to deal with things that may break requires time, energy and patience... What may break? plugins (like in ...
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Making a Live CD in Xubuntu

As soon i realised how important is to have a backup of your files,i bought a external drive in order to backup them.Now i want to switch to another Operatins System but still keep my Xubuntu Copy on ...
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Can't Log In As User After Using A Restore Script

I used this script to restore my files and installed packages (home folder not encrypted) after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit. But when I tried to log in as a user, graphically, it just took me ...
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Restore to windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I was trying to dual boot Ubuntu along with windows 8.1 and by mistake I formatted everything on my hard disk and installed Ubuntu. Is it possible to restore windows?
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Restore with deja-dup

I recently had a hard drive failure on my PC (ubuntu 12.04), I purchased a new Hard Drive & installed 14.04. After installing the new Hard Drive my old one 'came back to life' so I continued ...
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trying to restore backup files

This is what I get when I try to restore files: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1494, in <module> with_tempdir(main) File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line ...
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Dimming in ubuntu 14.04

I 've tried to find solution in askubuntu but I couldn't. how can I restore dimming before monitor is going to sleep? It was useful in 12.04. While wathing films I could see that it is going to sleep ...
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how to keep backup of all softwares installed from ubuntu store?

i installed some heavy softwares around 2-3 GB of total in case ubuntu gets corrupted (recently it got due to some lightgm,gdm problem it got due to Gnome mayb i tried almost everything but ultimately ...
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compile idevicerestore without internet in Linux

i compile the idevicerestore that perfectely run in my Linux System. But i have a question.Is any way to compile idevicerestore without internet? when i disconnect the internet, do not restore device ...
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New Windows Install on Dual-Boot Machine

I need to reinstall Windows 7 due to some licensing issues, and I have Ubuntu Desktop running as a dual-boot. I want to avoid reinstalling Ubuntu, too. Is there a way I can re-install Windows ...
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Upgrading hard drive but new installation won't recognize old backup

In preparation for installing new hd, did several backups. Went to restore backup and Backups won't recognize the file. I see the file on the hd. The hd is working fine, did another backup of new ...
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Full restore of home directory from backup

Using version 14.04 LTS. I've been using Duplicity to back up my home directory (/home/user) to an external hard drive (/media/user/Backup). I've just reinstalled 14.04 LTS. Now I want to restore ...
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ubuntu on external hard drive

I've accidentally installed ubuntu on external hard drive and the computer is not able to read the external anymore Is there anyway to restore the data ? Any help will be appreciated Thank you
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I accidentally deleted my all pastiton of my laptop. Can I get it back?

I am really new to Linux. Yesterday i bought Ubuntu 14.4 disk. Today in the morning I start installing Ubuntu in my laptop. While installing I choses the option to replace Ubuntu with Windows 8.1. I ...
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I can't restore backup from external HD after fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04

Before reinstalling, I backed up to not one, but two different hard drives. Reinstalled, updated with software updater, rebooted. Connected external hd, opened up backups, selected drive and folder ...
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Can I estore a folder that suddenly disappeared?

It sometimes occurs in my laptop that when I close it (physically), the laptop crashes when I open it afterwards, and the screen goes black. This time, I had some files open, and when I rebooted the ...
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Ubuntu hangs while restoring deja-dup backup

I'm using ubuntu 14.04, and yesterday, I made a complete backup of my system using Deja-Dup, backing up everything on /. When I attempted to restore the backup, Ubuntu froze while Deja-Dup was ...
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How to restore/add previous user account

I've recently fixed a broken installation by reinstalling Ubuntu with a new username, and thankfully my old account survived (yay). Now I'd like to add my old account back to Ubuntu. Note that I'm not ...
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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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How do I backup and restore all programs and settings without Clonezilla etc

I use things like Chrome (with 6 profiles), Steam, Xampp and bunch of Gnome Extensions. I tried Aptik and Duplicity, neither was able to restore my software or settings, only Home folder. I do ...
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How do I delete the folder ssl compensation?

I was a big mistake. I removed directory /etc/ssl/ on vps (ubuntu base). I reinstall openssl, but now not work git and Postgresql (because removed certificate files) I do not have a backup of the ...
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What is for Ubuntu phones the equivalent to booting from a live USB?

Is there a feasible method to boot Ubuntu Touch - on a bq E5 - to bootfrom the mmc card or a USB device ? I am searching for the equivalent to similar methods of desktop Linux, in order to: - ...
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Is it possible to have an “Inkognito” user?

I would like to be able to have a user where the following are true: The user is a "normal" user, i.e. non-superuser After a user logs out, the system "restores" the system If anything was ...
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Iphone restore stuck in recovery mode

My Iphone 4 is stuck in recovery mode, I was wondering if I could restore phone in ubuntu. If possible please show how.
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blurry screen after restoring from vm backup in a physical machine using deja dup

I want to restore the backup from my vmware ubuntu14.04(the whole / directory) to a physical machine using deja dup. After I clicked 'Restore' button for a while, the files from my vmware ubuntu ...
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iDeviceRestore on Ubuntu?

Has anyone here used idevicerestore on Ubuntu, to restore the os of their idevice (iPod, iPhone, iPad)? I'm having problems with the restore for me, it says... "Unable to connect to device in ...
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how do i remove ubuntu 15.10 (thats encypt)whithout having windows installed

Recently I tried dual booting Windows, and was very unsuccessful. Instead of installing it as "something else," I chose the encrypt option, lost all of my Windows files and drives. So for the last ...
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Trouble with Deja Dup Restore

I'm trying to restore from a Deja Dup backup. My original system was Zorin 9, but when disk fried I moved to Ubuntu 14 installed on fresh disk. I don't think this is causing any problems, platform is ...
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Restoring zfs configuration given zpool.cache file backup

I have a backup copy of my zpool.cache file taken prior to upgrading from trusty LTS to 15.10 which, as I understand it, comes with ZFS "out of the box" The upgrade failed due to a known (but not ...
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The startup menu has vanished from my Ubuntu desktop. Now I can't restore factory settings

Startup menu does not show - cannot restore factory settings or shut down without pressing the shut down button. Amongst other problems that have recently popped up out of nowhere, the menu in the ...
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Restore old grub to efi grub upgrade to win 10 [duplicate]

I had windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot mode on my computer I since upgraded win 7 to windows 8 and then to windows 10 grub obviously has disappeared... I now want grub back ... but now ...
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Can I restore my ubuntu14.04 backwards to the time I did the installation?

Am using ubuntu14.04 and I want to remove all installed programs and files up to the time I did the installation. I don't want to do a fresh installation; I want a restore like the way its done on ...
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How to remove Lubuntu desktop environment and go back to default again? [duplicate]

I have problem with Ubuntu. It is always starting with the low graphic settings and it is running slowly. I installed the Lubuntu desktop environment and then I realized that I didn't like it, so I ...
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google chrome full reset? huge bars and default zoom issues

i guess the dog sat on the wireless keyboard when we were watching a movie and now the bars... address bar and tabs are like 1/5 of my screen. i tried to uninstall and reintall and tried the restore ...
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How to restore deleted files in /boot? (vmlinuz missing, system does not boot)

I mistakenly erased one the vmlinuz files in my /boot directory. However, I made a backup of /boot inside /tmp, just to be sure. Consequently, I cannot boot up, as I get the missing vmlinuz file ...
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I installed ubuntu MATE 15.10 without grub boot loader, now I want to use grub

I had some drivers issues with standard ubuntu 14.04 so I tried to install ubuntu MATE to virual box in windows 10 first to try it. I liked it so I decided to dual boot it. Some time age I installed ...
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Ubuntu broken by installing and uninstalling the Gimp

I installed the Gimp through the Software Center and it had to undo something. I lost LibreOffice, for example. Then when I was done with the Gimp, I uninstalled it and tried to get my other stuff ...
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External Hard Drive Restore

Installing Ubuntu into my PC, apparently, it got installed into my external hard drive too. When I open my external hard drive, none of the file in it are the original ones but, the ones that I see ...
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Accidentally deleted many system folders and files

I have typed the following command. cd /var/www/html/dev.sportsdirect.bg rm -r /* Then i notcied that the home folder and many others are deleted. How can i restore that. Right now i have working ...
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How to restore data on the partition installed Ubuntu 15.04

On my laptop, I have a NTFS partition to contain my data. I decide to use Ubuntu 15.04. During the installation, I've made a big mistake, I've chosen the DATA partition instead of the partition ...
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How to restore deleted file?

Guy's I'm here with another problem.I delete my most important folders.It is also delete from trash folder.How do i restore.If anyone know where those files is please help.
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Backing up and restoring Ubuntu on different machines

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot on my Windows Machine. I recently got a Mac and would like to move my entire Windows-Ubuntu set up on to the Mac (using a virtual machine Ubuntu set ...
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Restoring Ubuntu 14.04 onto a new hard-drive when the old system was raid 1. Should I expect problems?

My current system is running software RAID 1 and I have made a backup of this system with the intention of restoring it onto a new hard-drive. For my new hard-drive I do NOT want RAID. Will there be ...