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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Can I recover a former version of a libreoffice document?

I've searched high and low for an answer to this and haven't been able to find one, so hopefully someone here can help. I was working on an essay and had made substantial progress but had to take a ...
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How to restore/add previous user account

I've recently fixed a broken installation by reinstalling Ubuntu with a new username, and thankfully my old account survived (yay). Now I'd like to add my old account back to Ubuntu. Note that I'm not ...
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Restore not working

I'm new to Linux- (trying to leave Windows 10 with my customers and seeking alternatives besides iOS) I have been working with Ubuntu for 4 months and have spread it to my first customers, but ...
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How do I backup and restore all programs and settings without Clonezilla etc

I use things like Chrome (with 6 profiles), Steam, Xampp and bunch of Gnome Extensions. I tried Aptik and Duplicity, neither was able to restore my software or settings, only Home folder. I do ...
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How do I delete the folder ssl compensation?

I was a big mistake. I removed directory /etc/ssl/ on vps (ubuntu base). I reinstall openssl, but now not work git and Postgresql (because removed certificate files) I do not have a backup of the ...
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What is for Ubuntu phones the equivalent to booting from a live USB?

Is there a feasible method to boot Ubuntu Touch - on a bq E5 - to bootfrom the mmc card or a USB device ? I am searching for the equivalent to similar methods of desktop Linux, in order to: - ...
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Is it possible to have an “Inkognito” user?

I would like to be able to have a user where the following are true: The user is a "normal" user, i.e. non-superuser After a user logs out, the system "restores" the system If anything was ...
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Iphone restore stuck in recovery mode

My Iphone 4 is stuck in recovery mode, I was wondering if I could restore phone in ubuntu. If possible please show how.
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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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blurry screen after restoring from vm backup in a physical machine using deja dup

I want to restore the backup from my vmware ubuntu14.04(the whole / directory) to a physical machine using deja dup. After I clicked 'Restore' button for a while, the files from my vmware ubuntu ...
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iDeviceRestore on Ubuntu?

Has anyone here used idevicerestore on Ubuntu, to restore the os of their idevice (iPod, iPhone, iPad)? I'm having problems with the restore for me, it says... "Unable to connect to device in ...
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how do i remove ubuntu 15.10 (thats encypt)whithout having windows installed

Recently I tried dual booting Windows, and was very unsuccessful. Instead of installing it as "something else," I chose the encrypt option, lost all of my Windows files and drives. So for the last ...
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Trouble with Deja Dup Restore

I'm trying to restore from a Deja Dup backup. My original system was Zorin 9, but when disk fried I moved to Ubuntu 14 installed on fresh disk. I don't think this is causing any problems, platform is ...
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Restoring zfs configuration given zpool.cache file backup

I have a backup copy of my zpool.cache file taken prior to upgrading from trusty LTS to 15.10 which, as I understand it, comes with ZFS "out of the box" The upgrade failed due to a known (but not ...
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The startup menu has vanished from my Ubuntu desktop. Now I can't restore factory settings

Startup menu does not show - cannot restore factory settings or shut down without pressing the shut down button. Amongst other problems that have recently popped up out of nowhere, the menu in the ...
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Restore old grub to efi grub upgrade to win 10 [duplicate]

I had windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot mode on my computer I since upgraded win 7 to windows 8 and then to windows 10 grub obviously has disappeared... I now want grub back ... but now ...
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No boot after reseting bios to default, Ubuntu partition gone

I set my bios to their default settings in order to try and boot a Lubuntu Live-cd but something I didn't consider is that it would wipe out my Ubuntu boot-entries. The only option I have now is an ...
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Can I restore my ubuntu14.04 backwards to the time I did the installation?

Am using ubuntu14.04 and I want to remove all installed programs and files up to the time I did the installation. I don't want to do a fresh installation; I want a restore like the way its done on ...
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How to remove Lubuntu desktop environment and go back to default again? [duplicate]

I have problem with Ubuntu. It is always starting with the low graphic settings and it is running slowly. I installed the Lubuntu desktop environment and then I realized that I didn't like it, so I ...
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How to restore deleted files in /boot? (vmlinuz missing, system does not boot)

I mistakenly erased one the vmlinuz files in my /boot directory. However, I made a backup of /boot inside /tmp, just to be sure. Consequently, I cannot boot up, as I get the missing vmlinuz file ...
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I installed ubuntu MATE 15.10 without grub boot loader, now I want to use grub

I had some drivers issues with standard ubuntu 14.04 so I tried to install ubuntu MATE to virual box in windows 10 first to try it. I liked it so I decided to dual boot it. Some time age I installed ...
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google chrome full reset? huge bars and default zoom issues

i guess the dog sat on the wireless keyboard when we were watching a movie and now the bars... address bar and tabs are like 1/5 of my screen. i tried to uninstall and reintall and tried the restore ...
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Ubuntu broken by installing and uninstalling the Gimp

I installed the Gimp through the Software Center and it had to undo something. I lost LibreOffice, for example. Then when I was done with the Gimp, I uninstalled it and tried to get my other stuff ...
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External Hard Drive Restore

Installing Ubuntu into my PC, apparently, it got installed into my external hard drive too. When I open my external hard drive, none of the file in it are the original ones but, the ones that I see ...
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Accidentally deleted many system folders and files

I have typed the following command. cd /var/www/html/dev.sportsdirect.bg rm -r /* Then i notcied that the home folder and many others are deleted. How can i restore that. Right now i have working ...
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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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How to restore data on the partition installed Ubuntu 15.04

On my laptop, I have a NTFS partition to contain my data. I decide to use Ubuntu 15.04. During the installation, I've made a big mistake, I've chosen the DATA partition instead of the partition ...
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Restoring Linux System Files from Deja Dup Backup

So I inadvertently deleted or moved a system file or directory as super user on my Lenovo Yoga Pro with Ubuntu. I do have a backup created with Deja Dup. And I can get to the command prompt but not ...
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How to restore deleted file?

Guy's I'm here with another problem.I delete my most important folders.It is also delete from trash folder.How do i restore.If anyone know where those files is please help.
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Backing up and restoring Ubuntu on different machines

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot on my Windows Machine. I recently got a Mac and would like to move my entire Windows-Ubuntu set up on to the Mac (using a virtual machine Ubuntu set ...
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Suspend/Hibernate/restore and Reboot problems 15.04 Dell Inspiron 3451

There are many posts and questions about problems with lid closing leading to operating system states which require hard reboots; these reports come from across multiple kernels and releases of ...
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Restoring Ubuntu 14.04 onto a new hard-drive when the old system was raid 1. Should I expect problems?

My current system is running software RAID 1 and I have made a backup of this system with the intention of restoring it onto a new hard-drive. For my new hard-drive I do NOT want RAID. Will there be ...
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The old “menu”?

I am attempting to setup a new install with a fully updated Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I recall in previous versions of Ubuntu there was a specific menu ability, which started off some type of symbol in the ...
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Restore Ubuntu using Systemback SBLive file

I need to restore my Ubuntu OS to an earlier time period. I have been suing Systemback to save backups of my system periodically. The problem is that .sblive files are created instead of the .iso ...
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Removed some directories being root and Xubuntu won't start

I had some problems before doing this where xfce won't start (applications started, but no borders and couldn't type anything on the keyboard) and someone told me to use this command sudo rm -rf ...
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ubuntu server won't boot after restoring backup

I have created a backup of my server using the following command: tar -cvzf ~/clone.tgz --exclude ~/clone.tgz /etc /home /opt /tmp /usr /var Then I want to restore this backup to another server ...
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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 to backup maas database

Is there any recommended way to backup/restore maasdb ? I tried simple dump, then reinstall and restore but i ended up with 2 clusters, one which was disconnected with nodes and one connected but with ...
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After editing root .bashrc Unable to login even with tty1-6 and drop to prompt command from recovery mod

I have had the worse two weeks started with Ubuntu 12.04 , and updating to 14.04 had problem , just after a good luck of successfully installing brand new ubuntu 14.04 I now got the nightmare again ...
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How to restore lib folder?

Accidentally I removed lib and tmp folders. sudo rm -rf /lib sudo rm -rf /tmp Is there any way how I can restore /lib folder? I thought that I can create '/lib' folder manually, find at internet ...
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Restoring BackInTime snapshot to new computer - copy config and change host name hasn't worked

My new system has a different name than the previous one, and BackInTime doesn't recognize the snapshot files. I'm a novice user of Ubuntu. I found the config file in the backup and copied it to ...
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Can I revert back to 14+ from 15 on an old machine?

So many problems with the new release, my reps and system is fighting them like a virus? Using Lubuntu 15.04 2g cpu with 1027 mem I know it is slow but still makes no sense why it takes so long to ...
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Accidentally deleted boot etc, lib and bin folders (Ubuntu 14.04), need help in restoring them, if possible

Was trying to delete folders from a boot-able Linux kernel on a flash drive and accidentally deleted the folders in the Linux installation on my laptop. Is there a way to recover/ restore the files ...
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advice about restoring an old clonezilla backup

I have an external hard drive with a CloneZilla back-up of an old Ubuntu system that I was using in '09. I have considered trying to purchase the exact same Dell laptop this was on in the interest ...
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How to take backup and restore of installed files in ubuntu 14.04?

How to take Back-up and Restore files? How to know that the files that were taken back-up already? How to install it in another Computer? Its good to know to do by using Terminal instead of doing by ...
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Ubuntu backup to install on new computer

How to create backup of my entire system (programs + data) to install on a new computer? This question has been asked but I couldn't find any answers regarding not cloning the boot partition (this ...
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Installed Driver for Evga GTX 970. Can't log in to Ubuntu

Hello everyone linux noob here. Basically I installed the driver from apt get. Restarted my computer, and now when I log in. I get stuck in a loop,the screen shows some funny colours and sends me back ...
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Backup and restore the whole system multiple times

I am building a computer I am going to sell and need to make a restore system. I am running Ubuntu OEM install. What can I do so if it get restored multiple times. It still works.
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Deleted all Desktop items, how to restore? [duplicate]

All my Desktop content is gone after I tried to install some app there. What can I do to restore the content? Please help, I am very nervous about this. I hope Ubuntu has some sort of local repository ...
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Unable to restore specific directory from backup

A couple of months ago, I backed up using deja dup. Since then I've reinstalled 12.04. Recently I tried to restore the Documents directory via 'Restore missing files', and the scan came up empty. ...