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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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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Recover deleted data with rm -rf?

I accidentally deleted /home with sudo rm -rf. I tried to restore it with testdisk, but because Ubuntu is from Wubi, it cannot list the filesystem and I don't know another way to do this. How could ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to restore all terminals at startup

I would like to know if there is a way to restore all terminals after a reboot? The following thread refers to 'System > Preferences > Session' http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=791504 Which ...
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Proper way to restore user files/settings after an upgrade

I would like to install a fresh ubuntu 11.04 on my home computer that has a few user accounts I will need to restore. I currently use 'Back in Time' to back up my data. I want to make sure everyone's ...
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How to recover Deleted Files and Folders?

How I can restore files and folders. I've deleted my home folder recursively. :(