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 make a custom snapshot of non-system related stuff and be able to restore without reboot?

I've looked through the past threads but couldn't find anything. I'm looking for the tool or solution that makes a snapshot of a system state (it doesn't have to be everything, but I could specify ...
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regenerate iptables from “iptables -L”after disk failure

My system disk failed catastrophically. I've replaced and mostly restored the OS on a new disk but all I have for my iptables is the output from iptables -L. Is there a way to automatically recreate ...
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How can I restore folders from an external hard drive using my ubuntu computer?

I have lost my back ups on my external hard drive. I think I accidentally deleted the back ups. Possibly using shift+delete, I am not sure. I have searched online for tools that restore data, but ...
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Did backup to root accidentally, need to revert

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu and upgraded to 15.04. I tried to restore from an earlier backup (using the default GUI software) but perplexingly, it didn't restore to my /home partition, but my root ...
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My gnome3.14 dash has double icons for one app. How can i fix?

I installed a new Gnome-14.10 and restored my own system( same version14.10) using tar -xvzpf....... but when it done, strange thing happens, there are two exactly same icon for one app in the gnome ...
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How do i re-install my Ubuntu [duplicate]

How can I reinstall and reset my Ubuntu just as if I've just installed it for the first time? I'm having issues, for example when I try to update it (I'm using Lubuntu) it does not let me do so and it ...
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Graying and ungraying deja dup restore button

I use deja dup on a daily backup cycle. But when I call up its GUI, the restore button is grayed out. The work around I use to get the restore button active is to go to System Monitor and kill the ...
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Regarding restoration of data via Deja Dup

I recently had a crash while upgrading to 15.04 and lost all my data. I had to reinstall ubuntu from scratch to resolve this. However, I used to back up data regularly via deja dup. Is it possible to ...
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Restore the previous working state ubuntu 14.10

I had a working ubuntu 14.10 on my dual boot machine. A while ago I tried to install Photoshop on my machine, so I had to install Wine for that. But for some reason while the installation was going ...
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Deja dup crashes while restoring backup

I wanted to upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04. So first I made a backup using deja dup. After upgrading ubuntu, when I went to restore from that backup, It starts restoring then gets to restoring a chrome ...
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re-assemble out-of-date raid5?

I need help with my raid5 after it crashed through bad sectors. Previously I could re-assemble it with # mdadm --assemble --force -v /dev/md0 /dev/sde1 /dev/sdf1 /dev/sdg1 /dev/sdh1 /dev/sdi1 but ...
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Is an Ubuntu Restore possible?

I would like to take a complete snapshot of my current Ubuntu 14.10 system, much like a Nandroid backup on Android phones. Is there a utility which allows one to backup the current system as it is, ...
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Restore Windows 8.1 bootloader after installing Ubuntu on a separate HDD

I have Windows 8 installed on a separate HDD and Ubuntu on a separate HDD as well. So I re-installed Ubuntu 14.14 because my previous installation was corrupted. Now when I boot my computer there is ...
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How to restore Dell M3800 Developer Edition

How do I completely restore Ubuntu to factory on the Dell M3800 Developer Edition? I know that there is some Dell Recovery Linux Tool, but how do I even access it?
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How to take backup and restore? [duplicate]

Each time I install ubuntu 14.04 and I have to update the OS and download a whole bunch of softwares which is very boring to do. So is there any process that I can backup my ubuntu softwares and ...
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Home folder keeps re-opening

So I click on my file cabinet button at left, home folder comes up (OK). I access whatever drive I like, then minimize the new folder (OK). Click the file cabinet button again to restore the folder, ...
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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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Restoring a new install of Ubuntu from a .tar.gz backup

I have created a backup of my system using .tar.gz archive. Followed this example. Now I want a new install of Ubuntu on my other computer and want to carry accross my backup which contains all the ...
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Coverting Ubuntu desktop 14.04 LTS on virtualbox to fresh install of Ubuntu Desktop

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop installed on virtualbox. I have been using it as a server, but now I am going to try and convert it to a full on server edition of Ubuntu (not on virtualbox). ...
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I can't find my apps

I recently backed up ubuntu and removed its partition. Then created a new partition which is larger. I restored the backup and only got my documents.I used the default backup application, I just ...
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How to create a recovery disk for Ubuntu

How can I create a recovery disk for my unique Ubuntu installation like Windows has recovery disk creation utility?
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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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Delete every self installed material and reset ubuntu to default without reinstallation

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and while I was playing with the files and the terminal, I destroyed my system.(Destroyed means Software Center got deleted, Lazarus(IDE for pascal programming language) got ...
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How to repair NTFS Filesystem

how can I restore NTFS filesystem...i had a partition on a 1 TB hard drive now on fdisk -l I receive 2 unknown systems one with id 72 and one with id 6c. I tried chkdsk in windows without success. ...
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How to restore my dell 15 3542 OS to ubuntu?

I am new to ubuntu. I have a brandnew Dell Inspiron 15 3542 with I3 processor, 4GB RAM, 500 GB HD with ubuntu 12.04 LTS preinstalled. I updated ubuntu 12.04 then upgraded it to ubuntu 14.04 later I ...
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If I ever restore an ecryptfs folder, what will I need?

Say I have an encrypted folder (using ecryptfs), and I'm regularly backing it up in its encrypted state. If all is lost some day and I have to restore everything to a whole new machine, what will I ...
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Restart and resume applications like in OSX

In OSX there is this restart and resume feature, that makes every window of every application (that supports this feature) resume after a system reboot, even unsaved new documents, mails, images etc. ...
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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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Errno 84 Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character - Deja Dup

I have pretty much the same issue as described here and I can't figure out how to resolve it and fix to restore my backup. I try to restore a backup to an external Hard-drive (USB) that already ...
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Reset Ubuntu 14.04 server to a completely fresh state?

I've had major problems since I updated to 14.04, so now that I've made backups of all the websites and databases that had been running on the server, could you tell me if there is a way to completely ...
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Duplicity Command Line Restore Usage

After failing to fix a login issue, now I'm attempting to restore from a backup file using Duplicity. As I have no clue what went wrong where, I want to restore from backup file, let's say 30 days ...
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Copy system to new fresh install

I want to wipe my entire hard drive and install a fresh dual-boot Windows7/Ubuntu system, but want to put the entire Ubuntu system as it is now back onto it. The install is located at /dev/sda10. I ...
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Changing the backup/restore password

I forgot the password I was using for automatic backups and restore. I don't need to restore right now. I just want to set a new backup password for the next time the system backs my file up. ...
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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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restoring ubuntu after a failed flash player plugin update

Last night I as trying to update the flash player plugin, by following the steps from here. sudo apt-get install firefox ubuntu-restricted-extras Because the connection was slow and I was ...
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Recover deleted partition [duplicate]

I had recently installed ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS using the option replace windows xp using ubuntu. So all my partitions lost. But i had the very important contents and backups please help me how to ...
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What do I do after backing up my data (with Deja Dup)?

I know it may sound a bit hilarious,but what should I do with a backed up system in case I want to restore it? Can I store the files on an USB or optical disk and then simply reinstall my system..?
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Backuop/Restore PPAs/Repos and Packages?

I'm looking at doing a full reinstall in order to change my FS and implement FDE. I'm hoping for 2 scripts. (I am not a coder of any kind) first script (backup) create list of ppas/repos create list ...
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Screen turn off during Restore

I just reinstalled my ubuntu 12.04 and during the back-up restore my screen just turned off but my computer is still working. The hard drive's light is off. I guess its no longer in use. It's has been ...
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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. :(
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system backup and restore for recovering from broken pipes error

my system is broken down(showing broken pipe error after grub loading) so can i use backup the whole system than install new ubuntu 12.04 and restore my data.any one can tell that system would not ...
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Backup of Flashdrive

I am compiling some packages onto an external USB flash drive. Unfortunately, the compiling has not been going 100% and I often have to try redoing packages with different settings. To make sure that ...
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restore failed, data lost?

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ × 2 sitting on a FUJITSU SIEMENS M2R-FVM 1201 main board with 3,7 GB RAM and VGA Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS480. I came ...
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Screwed up partitioning, are my old files redtorable?

i recently started looking into ubuntu and wanted to install it on my laptop (lenovo T430s). When i was using the installer it asked me if i wanted to make a "swap partition" or something like that. I ...
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Error during migration of /home to a separate partition - not able to log in anymore

I was trying to move my home directory to a partition on my hard drive, as shown by this tutorial: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving I can only log into the guest account, so ...
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black screen encountered when staring ubuntu after removing cairo-dock

After installing cairo-dock in ubuntu 14.04 via software-center, I uninstalled it but as it was still running on my desktop, I did something really stupid. I started nautilus using gksu nautilusand ...
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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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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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Create Ubuntu Standard Disk

We have demand for Ubuntu System within our Organisation. What I like to do is Reset Network Settings Reset Name of the PC Remove "More suggestions" from dash remove Music/movies from dash board. ...
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How to recover my second partitition on my Hard Drive because the installation of Linux failed due to some disk error.

The drive is not displayed anymore. Is there any way to restore it? I would prefer it to be restored back to windows.