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 to restore .bashrc file?

The terminal shows this when it opens: 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 ...
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How would I use tar for full backup and restore with system on SSD and home on HDD?

How would I use tar for full backup and restore with system on SSD and home on HDD? The existing backup and restore answers don't seem to cover the case where root and home are on separate devices
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Complete Backup of Chromebook

I want to make a complete backup of my chromebook running ubuntu and chromeos. Because I spent some time configuring it and now i want to be able to fully restore it in case of a crash. Is there a ...
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I can't locate a folder in my duplicity backup

I've been backing up data with deja dup. I've asked it to back up two folders: my home folder, and /media/D/data/. My D drive flamed out several weeks, and I've let backups run. I got a new hard drive ...
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Restore lost files

I have installed Ubuntu, but I didn't know that all my files from D: partition will be deleted. They are deleted now as well as Windows7. My question is can I and how am I supposted to restore all my ...
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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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Files from Déjà dup cannot be restored. (Could not restore the following files. Please make sure you are able to write to them.)

I have a fresh installation on my old SSD-drive. Now I'd like to restore my data from a Déjà Dup backup, but i receive the error message: Could not restore the following files. Please make sure ...
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Xubuntu 14 backup and reinstall or make /home folder

I am dual-booting win8 and xubuntu 14, but I only gave xubuntu 30gb space and decided to make it my primary os now. I shrinked my windows volume and managed to free up around 300gb space.Now I would ...
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Extract a Folder from Duplicity Archive

Using the duplicity command, I need to specify the following: specify folder to restore indicate time and date from which to restore from indicate the destination to restore to How can a specify ...
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How to backup and restore sources when upgrading to a newer version?

If I copy/paste the /etc/apt dir or just sources.list for that matter to a newer version, I will still have sources named for the old version (saucy for axample) which is not right. For example: deb ...
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backing up and restore drivers

i use a old dell inspiron ubuntu doesn't come with my wireless driver by default it does recognize the ethernet connection and used to downland wireless driver using cable connection . but now i dont ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 not working properly after system failure [duplicate]

I recently installed the OS and updated all the drivers. Was just running firefox and the system hanged. Logged out, and restarted just to see the grub boot loader turned from purple to black and also ...
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failure to restore backup from deja dup

I had ubuntu 12.04.1 and I made a backup with deja dup of the home folder in an external hard disk. Today I installed ubuntu 14.4 and erased the ubuntu 12.04.1. Now I'm trying to restore my back up. ...
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Problems restoring partition with “fsarchiver restfs”: it gets stuck!

I am having problems restoring my partition on a new SSD with fsarchiver. The creation of the archive of my partition went pretty smooth, but I can not restore it. I do not get any error, but it ...
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Restoring ubuntu virtual machine after manual killing of VirtualBox process?

I was given access to an ubuntu installation running in VirtualBox. (It is managed using phpvirtualbox). Unfortunately, the Virtualbox process in the host machine was killed unexpectedly. Now, if I ...
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Is there a way to back up a whole hard disk (which holds the OS) and use it for a reinstall?

I've built my own system and the ssd i'm using has failed twice already. It's always been during boot up and it just says operating system missing. I've checked and made sure that it was definitely ...
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How to restore system after losing control on X, probably because of second screen?

I broke my Ubuntu 14.04 polish version, and have no idea, how to get it back without reinstaling it. How my Ubuntu looks like Right now when I start Ubuntu I got only Desktop with folders on it ...
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restoring backup on new computer

I have been following this tutorial for backup/restore of ubuntu server : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=35087 I have a dedicated server and in case I have to restore the whole server on a ...
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My server freezes after update apache2 server

I have a ubuntu server 12.04 with LAMP and ubuntu desktop enviroment. I updated the server and after a reboot it froze and now I can't even access the tty's 1...6. Before the update, the server was ...
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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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Help to restore perfect installation from Windows share or how to reinstall gnome with no effects 14.04

Please bear with me....I've been struggling for months using 12.04 with fading windows, extremely slow loading of web pages in Firefox, just an overall bad experience. I'm using an older Dell D620 ...
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Restore Ubuntu's default UI

I recently switch over to Ubuntu 13.04, I used it on my Laptop it worked pretty great, then I updated it to 13.10, and then I further updated it to 14.04, While upgrading to 14.04 My UI suddenly ...
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Errors when using `Read Markings` of Synaptic to restore installed-packages

I am trying to restore my older Ubuntu installation following this reply and I was at the step of restoring the installed packages. The problem is that this process after a while, printed this: ...
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Accidentaly deleted all aliases. How can I restore them?

I accidentally deleted all aliases with unalias utility. There were some useful aliases that I want back (with --color option etc), but I don't want to type them again. Is there a simple way to ...
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I've completely screwed up my computer by removing compiz then purging dconf*, is there any way to salvage the situation?

I removed compiz to reinstall it, then I couldn't reset it because dconf couldn't get a connection and nothing else was working, so in my frustration I decided to purge dconf* and reinstall it all, ...
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Deja-dup Restore failed

I've already read this and this. I even tried to mess around with gpg to change the pass phrase. I was unsuccessful, so I can't manually restore. I am running a clean install of Trusty Tahr, and I am ...
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How to restore a Déjà Dup Backup file at command prompt with duplicity

I have used Déjà Dup Backup Tool to backup to external hard disk (/media/TOSHIBA EXT/) Now I want to test the backup. So I deleted one test file (/home/rch/hecatombe.txt). I can restore that file ...
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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 uninstall all non-default software?

I want to essentially reset Ubuntu 14.04 to factory settings, but I want to keep my unity preferences and my python packages. I'm thinking I should just uninstall all software that aren't factory ...
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How to disable hibernation on ubuntu 14.04 or restore to its default settings?

I re-enabled hibernation on 14.04 but I'm not happy how it works. I want to restore how it was, without hibernation button. Any help, please.
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Ubuntu 14.04 Periodical System Image Backup

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 32GB mSATA drive with a mechanical drive dedicated to Windows and a data partition. I've spent a lot of time setting up my install with things like Android Studio, ...
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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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Extract duplicity files manually

I lost the drive, and the Ubuntu OS installed in it, from which I created a backup using Duplicity, and I don't know how to restore the archived files I still keep in another drive. They all follow ...
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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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How can I start a program minimised, and restore maximised?

There are various options to start a program minimised, or to start a program maximised and they work well, but I'm always looking for new challenges. If I start a program minimised using the Devil's ...
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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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I lost my user and my home

Yesterday I started Ubuntu and when I put in my password at the login screen it said "password incorrect". I ran the Ubuntu check disk utility and an error said "2 problems press any key to ...
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EHCP backup restore

i have restored a backup of echp made yesterday, and now i can´t access one of my sites www.macsha.com It give me a blank page any idea? Please it's really urgent! Thank you
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Ubuntu 14.04 Fatal Exception

I use Ubuntu 14.04, 64-bit. I installed Virtualbox and was testing another Linux OS (Deepin). My system froze and I could not get to a TTY session to reboot. I had to do a hard restart and when Ubuntu ...
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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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What to do if upgrade fails

I am about to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04, but was concerned that the upgrade may overwrite some settings I have added to files ,when I say I what I mean is a friend, as I'm not good with this stuff ...
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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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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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Accidently wiped my windows 8 OS while installing Ubuntu

Earlier today I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I had done this a couple of weeks ago alongside my Windows 8 OS but it seemed to have encountered an error and wouldn't load. I then ...
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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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Do I have to backup the boot partition table with partimage in order to make a full backup?

I am new to Linux and quite often break it. Now with Partimage and the RescueCD of it, i dumped my linux file system partition on sda2 to sda4 partition. In the install process of LInux mint, I ...
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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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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 ...