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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Is there something similar to system restore in Ubuntu

I would want to know if there is a command that can change my system back to the state at some point in time, including changing any files that may have been edited
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Can a Deja Dup backup from Ubuntu be restored on Windows?

My laptop got broken recently (I had Ubuntu on it), and I've backups of my files on external HDD. The problem is that my new laptop has Windows 8 on it and I don't feel like switching to Ubuntu on it ...
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Bootmanager does not detect either pre-installed Windows 8 or Ubuntu after grub installation

I am new to Linux. I installed Ubuntu for the first time on a pre-installed Windows 8 Dell Inspiron PC by creating a partition (volume shrink through Windows Computer Management). I created three ...
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Is it possible to restore a full system Back In Time backup from a BIOS system to another UEFI system?

I have backup my whole Ubuntu system(/) using Back in time and i need to restore it to different PC, is it possible? I have used Bios on my old PC, is itpossible to restore it to my new PC but with ...
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Deleted photos in my camera

I have accidentally deleted some photos from my camera and than found out, that those photos were really precious to my girlfriend. I tried googling and both windows and linux tools to recover those ...
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How can I gain access to the contents of my password-protected RAR files?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. Before upgrading it i backup my files and when I installed and upgraded my Ubuntu to 13.04 I tried to restore my files but they were in password-encrypted rar files and I ...
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Restoring a Unix Tar File with Ubuntu

I have all of these old DDS3 and DDS4 tapes that I need to restore the files off of. The only information that I really know is that they were put on the tapes about 10 to 20 years ago using Digital ...
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How to Restore photos on SD card [duplicate]

I deleted 40 some photos from my SD card in my camera. I thought I saved them on my desktop. Using 12.04 LTS. Is there a way to restore the photos?? My wife is pissed. Nothing has been over ...
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How to restore filesystem-backup made by rsync?

Running version 12.04, with Virtualmin/Webmin. I tried to remove all unnecessary linux-image files today, since the /boot partition was full. I followed a guide from Ask Ubuntu, but that resulted in ...
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Installed software back-up [closed]

I have Linux Mint 15 Mate installed on one PC and I am currently updating it and installing necessary language packs, software, etc. After full set up can I back-up the entire system and restore it on ...
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Restore old installation after new install

After my laptop came back from the customer service (new keyboard) I found it was impossible to boot it. I used a LiveCD to copy all the data in an external memory, then I started a fresh new ...
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restore /etc/init.d/rc.local

I've mistakenly copied the /etc/rc.local over the /etc/init.d/rc.local and I was wondering how can I retore the init.d/rc.local contents? Is it possible to generate the original file or copy it from ...
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Missing operating system when restoring ubuntu partition with `dd` on MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (7,1) where I installed Ubuntu successfully. I have now changed hard drive, and restored MacOSX successfully. I then went about restoring the ubuntu partition, and copied it ...
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Can ubuntu run all types of files, .rar, .zip, etc [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu, and I'm just now installing it, i've backed up some files and I'm going to completely system restore and I'm saving some files onto .rar's. from my website database. I was ...
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Restoring the default KDE Desktop? [duplicate]

Sorry, I am still a newbie on Linux, I was installing earlier some new DEs, I made fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.04, installed, then added KUBUNUTU-DESKTOP, LUBUNTU-DESKTOP and GNOME... then when I ...
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How can I fix Deja Dup hanging on restore?

I messed up with GIT and did hard reset (accidentally) and my effort to cancel it (from CL IDE) failed so my code is gone. Thank God today Deja Dup did a backup (although it did not finish as I told ...
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effects of initializing git repository on linux root directory 3:)

I am running beaglebone black on ubuntu installed on sd card. i am learning to program the device in trial and error method by installing various packages (just like CERN guys study sub atomic ...
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migrating from Windows: will mozyhome and itunes be accessible?

I am thinking of buying a new laptop with Ubuntu pre-installed. I have backed up everything from my current comuter to the cloud using MozyHome. I would like to know will downloading all my files ...
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How do I perform a backup of sudoers file?

After reading the following two posts: Trying to install an openVPN GUI messed up sudoers Standards accounts are able to get root access using sudo without password request I would like to learn ...
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Simple way to recover a deleted file in a sub-dir of an encrypted home directory (ext4 file-system)

I need a simple way to do it, such as one command or program to which: specify the directory the file was in ask for the list of the recoverable files found specify which files have to be undeleted ...
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error: no such partition (duplicate, but none of the others helped, unless I missed one)

Hi I have a Sony Vaio VPCEJ with Windows 7 as the primary OS. I installed Ubuntu, as dual boot, a year ago for school because I had a sudden interest in programming and thought it would be fun to ...
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how to restore window partition in ubuntu dual booting? [duplicate]

my pc hard disk 500gb.my computer C,D,E,F,G ,H Partition .c is window 8 partition.H installed Ubuntu 12.10 used dual booting. I try replaced Ubuntu 13.04 install .I choose erase button few seconds I ...
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Accidentally deleted the entire /usr folder [duplicate]

Accidentally deleted the entire folder /usr. Can I restore it or repair?
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How can I backup the whole system status (not documents)?

I want to backup my system status, like Installed Packeges What's on my sidebar Grub Settings Kernel... in order to restore it in case of system crash. I don't care about my document, music, ...
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Restore documents and media Files [duplicate]

While I was installing Ubuntu 13.04 64bit, I did a mistake and I format the hard disk before that I divided my HD to 3 Partitions, C: for Win8/ D:for Documents and Media/ U: for Ubuntu 12.04 What I ...
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Is there any system restore in Ubuntu like Windows? [duplicate]

I followed the instructions that in Install gnome 3.8 in Ubuntu 13.04 and then after restarting many programmes stopped working and fails to start like Rhythombox / Cairo dock / Totem / Weather / ...
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Restoring settings and packages to clean install

I recently backed up my entire filesystem to a network drive in order to allow me to delete the Ubuntu partition, move the partition on the disk and reinstall. I then attempted to copy all of the ...
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deja-dup fails to restore home directory

I backed up my home directory with deja-dup, installed Ubuntu 13.04, and attempted to restore the files, but after chosing the date of the backup to restore and chosing the location where to put the ...
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Ubuntu equivalent of system restore? Does it exist?

Ubuntu n00b here. I have created several disasters of the first order already. I am getting ready to try to install opera - it is a very long and arduous process. I am afraid - no - I am absolutely ...
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Restore generic video driver

i've installed video drivers from The official site support of AMD/nVidia, ive got an ATI sapphire 3850HD. When i reboot The top bar of Evert windows is disappear and the left bar of ubuntu its ...
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Ubuntu catastrophe after upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04

I was eager to try the new Ubuntu 13.04 released today so I updated though the update-manager, sadly it becaume such a catastrophe. After rebooting the screen went black without me letting switch to a ...
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Is there a way to restore ubuntu 12.10 to default. [duplicate]

I want to remove everything from the hard drive and restore ubuntu 12.10, can someone please help?
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Restore root.disk files (or boot in low-graphics mode)

Once something bad happend and my ubuntu has falled down. After this when booting i have message "You are in low-graphics mode now, your screen and other devices can't be detected automaticly. You ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 will only start in restore mode

I have Ubuntu 11.10, with gnome, running on a Dell Inspiron 620. It was running fine until the power company came around and turned off the power to change a meter. Now, when I try to boot it up, it ...
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I really need to restore my laptop [closed]

I really need to restore my laptop back to factory settings because I screwed it up using ubuntu. How can I restore it?
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Best Way to make my Ubuntu portable [duplicate]

recently I had some issues backing up my Ubuntu and I would like to know if there is any recommendation to make it more portable, for example: Should I install everything that is possible Within my ...
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Accidently deleted /usr/lib, how do I restore it?

I know this is something I shouldn't do, but it happened(Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS) as a root user I deleted /usr/lib folder. Any ideas how to restore it?
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restore, refresh, or reset your PC like Windows 8 [duplicate]

In Windows 8 there are the options to restore, refresh or reset your PC. restore: "If you think an app or driver that you recently installed caused problems with your PC, you can restore it back to ...
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Upgrade by restoring back up

I am upgrading my ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10, and my question is, after upgrading ubuntu, if i make back up of 12.10 then install 12.04 again and then if i restore the backup, will 12.04 upgrade to 12.10? ...
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Is there a System Restore in Ubuntu Server?

I'm thinking about installing the desktop on my Ubuntu Server (sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop). Is there a "system restore" I can run in case I don't want the desktop anymore?
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How to recover encrypted deja-dup backup from new install?

I have a backup of my documents stored in the Ubuntu One cloud. I used the default deja-dup backup application and I have enabled encyption. I was running Ubuntu 13.04 daily build but as the school ...
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Recommendations for restoring accounts after replacing a disk drive?

Several of our development servers have flaky SSDs that need to be replaced. The machines are still usable, but we see lots of errors in dmesg, and every once in a while they need to be rebooted ...
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Removed some directories being root and Xubuntu won't start

I had some problems before doing this where xfce won't start (applications started, but no borders and couldn't type anything on the keyboard) and someone told me to use this command sudo rm -rf ...
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How do I restore the default permission on a directory/folder?

I am using ubuntu 10.04,I need to give execute permission in www folder.But by mistake i gave execute permission in whole var folder.sudo chmod -R 777 /varThen i try to change it into normal ...
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Copying Evolution emails from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12.10

I originally had a dual boot configuration of Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7. Suddenly, something happened and I got black screen. I managed to copy my home folder via an Ubuntu live CD. I then ...
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Restore lost files due to power outage?

I recently had a power outage, and that rolled back my external SATA2 SSD 5 days. Is this normal? If not, is there any way to fix this/regain data? Thanks, ccrama
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Restore GUI workspaces

I accidentally press Ctrl + Alt + F4 while I was doing normal tasks in my Ubuntu 12.10. The key combination took me to Console UI. From the console, I logged in and did startx but the output GUI ...
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Are there any known issues with Deja-Dup and Ubuntu One; notebly on restore?

Aloha, I am planning a backup routine. I am thinking of using Deja-Dup and placing the backup in the default Ubuntu One folder. A while back I was making rsync backups and ran into problem when ...
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How can I restore the administration menu?

I do not know how I did it but I am now missing my administration menu. I am using 12.04 (but with all upgrades) and GNOME FALL-BACK. Could anyone direct me on how to restore it? I have tried adding ...
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is it possible to restore MS Word 2010 file by using a .lnk file?

I have ubuntu 12.10, and use MS office 2010 to write documents. I have been writing and saving a file but when I went to open it today to was nowhere to be seen. Not in the the rubbish bin and when ...