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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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 ...
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Which folders to restore from full system backup after harddisk change?

Which folders do I need to restore from a backup of my Ubuntu 11.10 installation to get the original state back except the harddisk change? Details: I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my internal SSD-Disk ...
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How do I uninstall and remove Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I installed Ubuntu 11.10 after creating a demo disk from an .iso file. It offered to create a dual boot version where ...
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Restore Ubuntu-Tweak from recover cd or external HD

I've been trying to repair my system after it froze during a session using Ubuntu-Tweak. I'm aware that it only saves the settings and not the files, so my question is: Can I restore it from another ...
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Can a backup created on a 32bit installation be restored onto a 64bit system after upgrade?

Can a backup created on a 32bit installation be restored onto a 64bit system after upgrade? I'm using Deja Dup as a backup with the default settings (basically the Home folder). I don't have any ...
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What features/problems should I look for before writing snapshotting support in a backup tool?

I am currently using ubuntu 11.10, it had deja dup pre-installed on the system, its a backup and restore utility, but it doesn't support snapshots. There is no such tool for snapshotting in ubuntu. I ...
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How to restore the windows decoration after disabling windows buttons and global menu extensions? [closed]

I have installed windows buttons extension from here and also have installed global menu extension from here. Now after disabling them there is no menu-bar(i,e, file,edit, ...) and no title-bar(i,e, ...
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How do I take an image/backup of Ubuntu partition and restore to VirtualBox VM

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on an older hard disk. I recently bought a new disk and already installed Windows 7. I dont want to use the older disk anymore, and I would like to keep on using Ubuntu ...
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How can I restore lost files in /etc?

I have accidentally removed /etc/ folder. Now there is no way to do any administration, because /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow are lost. Is there any way to restore it in Ubuntu?
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I reformatted my computer to a new OS - need to restore files and folders

I did see on another question that files and folder will automatically start synching. I want to make sure if I synch the the Ubuntu One folder on my computer with Windows 7 it will download all the ...
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Recovering file from bad synchronization

I am using Ubuntu One file synchronization on two computers. Both systems were disconnected from the Ubuntu One service for some days and changes were made to the same file on both systems. On one ...
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How do I restore my Ubuntu One account?

I went into "Ubuntu One Preferences", then went under the "Devices" tab, then clicked the "Remove" button. I want to change my decision and restore my Ubuntu One account on this computer. I tried ...
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Restoring Virtualbox machine images from old hard drive

I recently replaced the HDD in my laptop, and re-installed Windows & Ubuntu. Now I want to restore the various virtual machines I had set up on the old HDD, which is mounted in an external USB ...
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How do I restore default settings and configuration, but keep local data, installed apps, and PPAs?

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and while messing around with different things and trying out some shells, I've managed to mess my system up. Specifically I really messed up my GNOME session and can't get it ...
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How do you restore the last minimized application in Unity from the launcher?

I don't know if this is a bug or 'feature' (sadly hoping that it's the former) but when I minimize the last application, I cannot restore it just by clicking its launcher icon. This small screencap ...
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Help with my basic partitions

download ubuntu, and my partitions became basic to dynamic? my operating system windows 7: died, and I was trying to fix this problem, I have working files need corel draw, and I have much experience ...
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Considerations when restoring backup from 1 machine to another

I am using RemasterSys to create backups of my OS. I noticed that when using the Backup option, when restoring from 1 machine to another, my resolution wasn't optimal ... Idealy, I will also like ...
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Restore Deleted files ubuntu one

I have accidentally deleted all my files on my one account two days ago. I can still see them in https://edge.one.ubuntu.com/files/trash/root/ but when I click restore, the service is down. Will i ...
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extract gnome gconf settings from external partition

Are there any files in /etc/ or /home/ where the gconf data is actually written to? How can I make these work on a new system (preferably in terminal)? There are standard ways dumping/importing gconf ...
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How to restore Evolution' mails

I probably made a big mistake couple days ago - tried Gnome 3 on my Natty 11.04 laptop :) As a result the system become unusable and I was forced to reinstall Natty. I did fresh installation with ...
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How do I convert LVM partitions to NTFS/Ext?

I have an LVM partition that is split into /projects (500 GB) and /backup (1.5 TB). I cannot mount it because it was on a root machine that crashed. How can I restore the data without do LVM to Ubuntu ...
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Retrieve file of a deleted partition

A hard-drive with four partitions Ubuntu Swap Data Free was accidentally formated and then partitioned in the same way with the same partition sizes again. I am looking for a way to retrieve a ...
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Backup whole OS

I am running Ubuntu 11.04. But now due to some or other reasons I have to format my entire disk and reinstall the Ubuntu, But I have Installed many softwares on Natty. And when I'll reinstall the ...
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how to restore windows bootloader that doesn't let windows boot after ubuntu 11.04 installation?

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and chose the option of installation "alongside windows". Then I chose a drive where Windows 7, 64 bit was already installed. This drive had a capacity of 150GB. Ubuntu ...
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Accidental deletion of the Gmail (IMAP) Trash 'System Label' in Evolution

I am using 11.04 and Evolution 2.32.2 I accidentally deleted the Gmail (IMAP) Trash 'System Label' in Evolution. Because this is Gmail object and (not a label per say), it is not deletable in Gmail. ...
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Survive hard reboot

I have Ubuntu running on a computer that is going to be part of a public exhibition. The problem is that the power is shut down each night and restarted in the morning. My question is what I can do ...
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Recover Ubuntu-Desktop via Live CD

I was trying to uninstall the package cairo-dock. And I think I've uninstalled things I shouldnt. Now My 10.04 only starts in text mode. What should I do to restore my GNOME desktop? Is there any ...
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How do I create a restore disk?

I'm new to ubuntu and reinstalled 11.04 atleast 10 times already. Each time I reconfigure all my settings and end up breaking something. It is really annoying and would be much easier if I can save ...