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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12.10 restore default theme

I've been playing with different themes on my fresh 12.10 and it seems that I deleted default, if you can call it that, theme files from .themes. Now it doesn't show some icons like terminal's and ...
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Backup, clean install and restore

Due to the route I came into Ubuntu I now have 12.10 upgraded from 12.04 on an NTFS file system. I've invested a lot of time getting everything as I want it, vis packages installed and settings, etc. ...
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get “failed to read” message when I try to restore my computer from USB backup [closed]

I recently backed up my computer (v12.04) with a USB drive. when I tried to restore my files from the USB drive I got this Message. Failed to read /tmp/duplicity-IDfsCk-tempdir/mktemp-wtwQJl-33: (, ...
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How to restore .bashrc

Terminal shows this bash: /home/atlas/.bashrc: line 73: syntax error near unexpected token `[' bash: /home/atlas/.bashrc: line 73: `if [ -x /usr/bin/dircolors ] ; then ' I've tried to fix it using ...
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How to read default key value with dconf or gsettings?

I would like to know the default value of a dconf/gsettings key. My question is a followup of the question below: Where can I get a list of SCHEMA / PATH / KEY to use with gsettings? What I'm trying ...
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Restore Pop Up Window in OpenOffice won't go away

I have been using OpenOffice for months. Now when I open up the application, I get a pop up window with the message that "The application Open Office quit unexpectedly while trying to restore its ...
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Restoring Windows 7 with Ubuntu

There are many Ubuntu-based operating systems that claim to restore windows. Can Ubuntu do this? I often need to repair my multi-booting computer, or to repairs other computers.
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I run `sudo apt-get remove python2.7`, can I restore my Ubuntu now?

I wanted to remove and reinstall python2.7 interpreter on 12.04 But when I did sudo apt-get remove python2.7, The crazy terminal started to remove everything!!! Any idea how I can restore whatever ...
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Restoring NVIDIA drivers from “older version of Ubuntu” to new version on disk? Both 12.04 on Sony Vaio

I selected one of the alternative NVIDIA drivers on my Sony Vaio from the Additional Drivers application. That ruined my installation and all I get is the login prompt at bootup. However I can go in ...
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Deleted some files from home folder

I have recently installed Ubuntu for the first time in my life. So I am fairly new to it. I have deleted some files from my home folder. But now the problems have started. The system volume ...
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How to restore empty `/etc/initramfs-tools/modules` file?

I was trying to fix plymouth using a script I found, the /etc/initramfs-tools/modules file is now empty! So I don't know what this can means for my system. Can anyone help me restoring it?
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Thunderbird: Missing folders after restore

Before installing a new OS I tried to backup my Thunderbird by copying the .thunderbird directory. To be on the safe side I tried to emulate the restore procedure on another machine. I copied the ...
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Restoring Grub after Kubuntu installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restore plymouth default theme I installed Kubuntu on top of my existing Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) installation. During Kubuntu installation, I chose lightdm as my ...
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What folders do I restore from backup?

I have just re-installed 10.04 from scratch, and am now rebuilding my system from backup. So far I have restored my Home folder, so that my Desktop looks familiar, but some application shortcuts are ...
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Duplicity Errno21 when restoring from external HD [closed]

I've just needed to reinstall Ubuntu due to some graphics driver error, but before doing it I backup whole home directory onto an external HD. Now when trying to restore it with deja-dup I get info ...
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System restored from a tar file. Will the previously excluded folders be deleted after the restoration?

I have two hard drives--a system drive and a data drive. The path to the data drive is /storage. Following this post, I went to the root of my filesytem and executed the following command: tar cvpzf ...
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Restoring backup with Deja Dup from external HD

So, here's the problem that I have with restoring. First, I backed up like everything. So I had place on the external HD for only one copy. I had to reinstall everything, but I didn't worry because I ...
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restore Ubuntu's default settings without having to reinstall

I want to restore Ubuntu 12.04 to it's stock configuration, but I don't want to reinstall or reformat my home partition. I don't have a way to backup my files, which is why I don't want to have to ...
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Deleted ubuntu, grub was accidentally deleted and windows recovery cd not working. Help! [closed]

I deleted ubuntu as it stopped working and I couldn't find a solution on the internet. I planned to deleted ubuntu for now and reinstall it when I find my installation cd. However, I didn't think ...
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How to restore on another Ubuntu computer a MySQL backup made by rsnapshot?

How to restore on another Ubuntu computer a MySQL database backup made by rsnapshot on an external USB hard disk? This seems to be difficult because the UID and GID of mysql differ on both computers. ...
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Selective file restore for 12.04

I created a backup of my old 12.04 installation before the computer died. I have a new computer and wish to get some files from that backup [on a local usb connected drive]. How do I get to select ...
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Can I use testdisk to recover the Windows partition over which Ubuntu was installed?

I got a new Windows 7 laptop, tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 for dual boot and messed up my hard drive partitions. So opted for a clean install of Ubuntu by formatting the entire disk. (Which makes my ...
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Restore from Ubuntu One [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restore synchronized files/folders from Ubuntu One One of these days I´m going to reïnstall Ubuntu 12.04 completely from scratch. How can I then get my syncronized files ...
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How to restored Ubuntu back to the default state when you first installed it? [duplicate]

Is there a way to restored Ubuntu back to the default state like when you first installed it? I have screwed with my current installation too much, and when I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 the terminal ...
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Restore a configured setup

I have several Ubuntu systems that are used for hands on network classes. Each system includes some installed packages, some scripts and a few configuration changes. Problem is, I need a clean setup ...
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How to perform full system restore on Ubuntu 12.04 removing all software footprints

How to go about performing system restore in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) so that it also remove all software footprints as well. My system has only Ubuntu and is 64 bit.
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How to revert to old version of Ubuntu? Like Windows “Restore” points? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there such a thing as a restore point in Ubuntu? I'm new to linux (Ubuntu 12.04) and I'm finding that as I try to do new things, I end up breaking parts of my ...
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What system information is useful in an emergency?

I want to store a text file on Ubuntu One containing command-line output in case of a system fault that stops me logging in or seeing my screen. That way I can retrieve the information on my phone if ...
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How can I jailbreak and restore an iPhone 3G on Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I didn't realize how to make it fully friendly with my iPhone 3G. The matter is that I need to restore it to a custom firmware and I can't find Snowbreeze for ubuntu, or any ...
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Should I exclude files when restoring /home folder from newer version?

I'm reverting to 10.04 from 11.10 (Unity). I have my entire /home folder backed up and plan to restore it to the new (10.04) system. Are there any configuration files I should exclude because they ...
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How can I recover my home folder and log in again after accidentally moving in into “lost+found”?

I use ubuntu 12.04. I just curiously transferred 'my-username' folder into "lost+found" folder (which is normally locked), so that anyone from other user account can not access my files. But, after ...
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How to restore/recreate etc/resolv.conf files

I deleted both the resolvconf folder and the resolv.conf file in /etc by mistake, assuming that resolvconf was causing UCK to fail. Now the application has upgraded, fixing the issue, but it says no ...
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Lost some files after I cut and pasted in Ubuntu 12.04

I cut some files to paste it somewhere else and when I was in the location to paste, the paste option was disabled. I go back to where it was (the source from where I cut the folders) and the files ...
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Broken xorg.conf file

If I break the xorg.conf file and I can't startup Ubuntu 12.04. How do I revert back to a backup xorg.conf file called xorg.conf.backup?
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Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade (from 11.10) removed all packages installed

I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 using a bootable USB. After the upgrade, all non-default packages from 11.10 are gone. For example, I did not have Chromium, Eclipse etc. Although, I could see ...
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Accidently deletetd .ecryptfs folder - cant log in anympre

I accidently deleted the .ecryptfs folder, also the .private folder. Cant login anymore. Just as guest. How can I restore to the system before I deletetd those fodlers?
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How to restore plymouth default theme

I'm a newbie and I've got this issue: My system has set up debian_5 theme but I want to get rid of it and restore the Ubuntu 11.10 default grub theme/splash/design (as you prefer) that is I think ...
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downgrading a ubuntu 10.04 LTS virtual server

I am downgrading an existing ubuntu 10.04 LTS Virtual Server to one with less memory and a smaller drive ( from 80GB to 40GB ). My hoster ( hetzner.de ) does not give me the possibility of doing an ...
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How to backup/restore full-disk encryption?

How to backup/restore full-disk encryption ubuntu 11.10? I would like to put the RAW encrypted file system and restore on another computer. Encryption Details: crypt setup via Ubuntu alterate CD ...
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Update Manager reports ~2GB of updates after changing some settings

How do I reset the Update Manager settings so then I can make a small update? I was configuring the settings and now the Update Manager finds 1.9GB of updates, and that's too much for my Internet ...
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How to back up and restore chrome in ubuntu?

I back up chrome in Windows with Google Chrome Backup, That it saves a file with *.gcb format. Now, How could I restore it in ubuntu 11.10 ? in other word: How could I back up and restore chrome in ...
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How to backup and restore Empathy accounts and password in Ubuntu 12.04?

There is no documentation on how to backup and then restore your empathy accounts. The other thread is very vague and does not help
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Backup keeps asking for Encryption Password while restoring

I'm attempting to restore from a previous backup but the restore keeps asking me for an Encrypted Password. I enter what I want it to be but it shows up some thirty seconds later to ask again. Why is ...
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Why Clonezilla needs to reinstall grub? [closed]

By default CloneZilla Live will reinstall grub after restore. In my particular case I am restoring a disk image to same phisical disk without any partitioning/size change. I am expecting to have exact ...
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How do I restore my KDE desktop to default?

I am really a newbie in linux. Finally my sister gave me my old laptop back and i decide to install kubuntu 11.10 on it. i am really happy with this linux distribution and i already have personalized ...
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Back up the whole ubuntu system or system image creation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a disk image and restore from it later? In windows back is very easy with Norton ghost. Run it and forget it, What is the same type of software for backing ...
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Where are Keyboard Shortcuts stored? [duplicate]

I would like to not copy all settings from my previous Ubuntu install, but I would like to restore my keyboard shortcuts. Are these shortcuts stored in some hidden folder in my home folder, and if so ...
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Can you install Deja-dup on a headless server?

Can I install a command line version of deja-dup backup utility on Ubuntu server? I wish to restore a backup of my previous Home directory made with deja-dup.
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Ubuntu restore deleted files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best tool to recover removed files I just run command: rm -r ~/.config/ ~/.cache/ and all my files from computer are gone. How I can restore them?
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What to do about a corrupted ZFS Pool

Have been running a test instance of a NAS using a ZFS as mentioned in Restoring an Ubuntu Server using ZFS RAIDZ for data. This week one of my disks died. Shouldn't be a problem, should it (the ...