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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Restoring Ubuntu System

I had messed up my system running Ubuntu and Windows 7 and Windows 8. I was not able to boot into Ubuntu while I was could boot into windows. So I uninstalled Ubuntu through a live USB ,but before ...
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Reset or restore previous installation of Ubuntu 14.04

I'm new to Ubuntu and I have a Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 in my machine and I want to restore or reset my Ubuntu. How can I have a New Ubuntu like fresh installation? If there's no way on how to do ...
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Backup and restoration of USB-modem functionality

The laptop with USB modem is in another city with my elder relative. The laptop has dual boot with XP and Ubuntu. Modem works in XP. The modem did work in Ubuntu but not anymore. I cannot fix the ...
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Ubuntu virtual machine export [duplicate]

Is it possible to backup my Ubuntu OS (not virtualized) and restore it in virtual environment (such as virtualbox)? Or export installed Ubuntu as virtual machine?
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Is there a way to restore everything I had before I corrupt the upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04?

When I was upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I mistakenly terminated the installation window and lost everything and I corrupted the system. So, is there a way to restored the Programs (including the ...
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How to know how dejadup calls duplicity?

I would like to know how dejadup calls duplicity (like which shell command with args) when ask to create a backup. I really like dejadup, but I would like to make a more flexible script by directly ...
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Why does running this restore command take so long?

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. The development machine has 2GB RAM and it's a Centrino Duo. The Backup command is pg_dump and takes less than 5 seconds to run from the terminal. But my ...
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It possible to restore the system, after dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb? [duplicate]

As a result of the following command dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb (I wanted reset /dev/sdd), I accidentally deleted my system directories. After removal of my ubuntu continued to work as nothing was. ...
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Error when boot: Could not write bytes: broken pipe

Good day, I see there are various questions about the same topic but it looks like the cause are somewhat different. I tried tor resolve my problem by looking and trying some of the solutions but ...
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File Recovery and System Repair

My staging server, an Ubuntu 13.04, crashed and I need to recover some web files. I tried doing the boot-repair for 5 times now, but every time I run the boot-repair, the Recommended Repair option is ...
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Folder from which to restore accidentally deleted files

Ubuntu 12.04. I accidentally deleted some files. I tried restoring them using nautilus, got an error message ("another backup operation in progress" - none that I started). From memory, isn't there ...
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how to restore Session Buddy for Chrom* sessions?

The extension has saved lost of very important browsing sessions. Can I just copy the extension from some folder and paste it into appriopraite folder when needed? If so where is the folder?
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How to restore a svn reverted file in Ubuntu

I did some changes to some of the files checked out from a svn repo and mistakenly did a svn revert and all my changes was gone. Is there a way to restore my changes back?
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How do I repair a Disk (is not booting)

My hard drive will not boot. The screen comes up blank. It was working fine yesterday. No changes made. I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on 64-bit. On the same computer, I am using an USB emergency ...
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Unable to disable Session restore on xubuntu 12.04

I am using Xubuntu 12.04 with the xfce 4.10 ppa, and since updating xfce I can not disable the automatic session restore. I have disabled the relevant options in 'Session and Startup', but it makes ...
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Need to reset completely [duplicate]

Bought a laptop off a friend and I have no idea how ubuntu works. We stopped talking before he helped me do a reset on it and long story short I now have to reset the entire computer and get it back ...
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Copy system to another computer [duplicate]

Remastersys apparently let you do this? It's gone now. I have a development machine, and I'd like to basically clone it, and install it on a laptop, so I don't have to reinstall everything. Is that ...
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Accidentaly deleted contents of the home folder

so, I wanted to rename the user and its corresponding home folder following the instructions mentioned here How do I change my username?. However, what this made me is to rename the account, not the ...
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restore shutdown button on taskbar? How do you restore desktop taskbar in Lubuntu?

Isn't there a way to go back to a default setting for the desktop? An original configuration? How about restoring the shutdown/logoff button in the panel/taskbar? Just installed Lubuntu (Ubuntu ...
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Restore Windows [duplicate]

I wanted to remove Ubuntu and get back to Windows. I had both Windows and Ubuntu running on my system. To remove Ubuntu I just deleted the partition and unmounted the live CD and now I am getting this ...
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In a Cybercafe - how to make the Ubuntu 13.10 to be auto deepfreeze?

I have installed 10 Ubuntu 13.10 in a Cybercafe for daily about 300 users to use the PC, but its a nightmare with Ubuntu cause people just use Internet and make the system hell. How can I deep freeze ...
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How to backup my system so that I can create an exact replica on another computer

I have a ubuntu 12 LTS and windows dual boot machine. My hard drive is going to fail soon and my machine has also become quite old now. I am buying a new computer soon. How can I restore my ubuntu ...
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Restore Failed : Failed with an unknown error

I am trying to restore my data to a new hard drive from my old hard drive. I created a backup on the old hard drive. When I restore it gives me the error "Restore Failed: Failed with an unknown ...
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Canon MX320 printer doesn't print any more

I have Canon Pixma MX320 printer, that used to print ok in Ubuntu 12.04...after I uninstalled KDE Plasma (I made back up before that) it stopped working...I suppose I uninstalled canon drivers...is it ...
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Backintime cannot find my snapshots

My Hard Drive failed and I had to do a fresh install of Ubuntu (13.10). Fortunately (maybe) I had backed up most of the folders from /etc and /home using Backintime (root). I installed BIT on the new ...
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Old files restored

For some reason my Ubuntu was restored to another date. All the files I have created since that date are disappeared and the files I have deleted reappeared. I have restarted my PC many times and I ...
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How to recover user data missing after reset of computer

I was trying to figure out how watch 4oD (as like many people it just loads forever and never actually plays anything) so I used the help on this page: 4oD (UK) - Can't stream I started with ...
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After ubuntu upgrade the cursor of the mouse is no more displayed

I have just upgraded ubuntu and restarted. The problem is that when ubuntu started the cursor was no more displayed. I know that it is there because when I pass over a link it is underlined or when I ...
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After restore ubuntu image hangs on black pointer

I need to install serveral pc's with XUBUNTU. Started with installing one and adding the applications i needed. I made an image with our imaging tool : ZENworks. Then i restored the partition on ...
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How do i revert back to windows vista from ubuntu 12.10 on a Packard Bell laptop [duplicate]

I bought the laptop on ebay and i dont have any discs for ubuntu or windows vista. The stickers on the laptop indicate the factory settings as having vista installed. Pressing Alt and F10 at startup ...
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Restoring backup

I used rsync to back up my data from Vbox. I replaced the fstab of the backup with the fstab of a fresh install. I then used that data to restore everything on the same fresh install. Now I'm unable ...
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Can I recover a former version of a libreoffice document?

I've searched high and low for an answer to this and haven't been able to find one, so hopefully someone here can help. I was working on an essay and had made substantial progress but had to take a ...
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New problem to restore with aptoncd on ubuntu 13.04 64bit except hal!

I installed Hal sudo apt-get install hal but I have new problem! First I open "APTonCD" in terminal and clicked on "Restore".. now I clicked on "Load" but I get this mohsen@mohsen-ThinkPad-R500:~$ ...
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where the files goes when restore that file in trash

Accidentally one of my folder was delete by my own self(That folder was at Downloads). And then I moved to trash and that folder was there. Then I right click on that folder and select restore. But ...
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Restore my system to factory settings

I have SONY VAIO with windows 7 pre installed. I have installed the UBUNTU in other partition to work as dual boot. I am trying now to restore the factory settings with ALT + F10 which is not working ...
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rescue data from corupted HDD

I have Ubuntu server with 3 x 1.5TB SATA2 on Software RAID5 and LVM, it runs as VPS Node. This morning guy from datacenter sent me mail that sda is corrupted and it needs to be changed... So he ...
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Restore with back in time after fresh install of ubuntu

I back up my home, which includes a list of installed softwares and PPA, on an external hard drive using back in time. I plan to do a fresh install of ubuntu. Will I then be able to install back in ...
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restoring backed up thunderbird files

How can I restore my backed up thunderbird files after format? Do I just copy the files back where thunderbird store these files? Or must I use import in thunderbird? What is the best way?
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Restore Ubuntu to newly installed operating system

I want to restore my ubuntu 12.04 OS just as a fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 operating system by restoring everything like factory defaults. Is it possible? How to do it from terminal as i am connected ...
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How to restore missing calendar data from Lightning/Thunderbird

Today out of nowhere all my events and tasks disappeared from my Thunderbird. However, I have a full backup of .thunderbird folder. How can I restore my calendar data? I reverted these files to ...
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How can I restore /usr/share/fonts on 10.04? [closed]

I did something extremely stupid. I'm currently working on a 10.04 system (work-related), and since I was missing some fonts I decided to simply copy some over from my own, 12.10 system. I ran cp -R ...
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Need to return log in password

I removed the guest account and I only have an admin account, with an active password. Couple of weeks ago I disabled password through "terminal" command line. Today I want to return logging in with ...
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Deja-dup failing to restore

I'm using 13.04 and made a full back up using Deja-dup onto and external hard drive. Deja-dup always verified the back-ups. When I try to restore through Deja-dup I get a message which I have posted ...
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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 ...