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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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 up)...
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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 ...
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The old “menu”?

I am attempting to setup a new install with a fully updated Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I recall in previous versions of Ubuntu there was a specific menu ability, which started off some type of symbol in the ...
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Restore Ubuntu using Systemback SBLive file

I need to restore my Ubuntu OS to an earlier time period. I have been suing Systemback to save backups of my system periodically. The problem is that .sblive files are created instead of the .iso ...
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ubuntu server won't boot after restoring backup

I have created a backup of my server using the following command: tar -cvzf ~/clone.tgz --exclude ~/clone.tgz /etc /home /opt /tmp /usr /var Then I want to restore this backup to another server (...
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How to backup maas database

Is there any recommended way to backup/restore maasdb ? I tried simple dump, then reinstall and restore but i ended up with 2 clusters, one which was disconnected with nodes and one connected but with ...
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After editing root .bashrc Unable to login even with tty1-6 and drop to prompt command from recovery mod

I have had the worse two weeks started with Ubuntu 12.04 , and updating to 14.04 had problem , just after a good luck of successfully installing brand new ubuntu 14.04 I now got the nightmare again ...
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How to restore lib folder?

Accidentally I removed lib and tmp folders. sudo rm -rf /lib sudo rm -rf /tmp Is there any way how I can restore /lib folder? I thought that I can create '/lib' folder manually, find at internet ...
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Restoring BackInTime snapshot to new computer - copy config and change host name hasn't worked

My new system has a different name than the previous one, and BackInTime doesn't recognize the snapshot files. I'm a novice user of Ubuntu. I found the config file in the backup and copied it to Home/...
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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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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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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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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 ...