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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Full restore of home directory from backup

Using version 14.04 LTS. I've been using Duplicity to back up my home directory (/home/user) to an external hard drive (/media/user/Backup). I've just reinstalled 14.04 LTS. Now I want to restore ...
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How to restore a broken Deja Dup backup manually

For various reasons (possibly this bug) a Deja Dup backup I made failed. I have been following this guide to restore my backup by hand. The steps have been: In the folder containing the backups run: ...
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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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Backup and restore single file?

I am planning to change my /etc/mysql/my.cnf file in Nano. I have 2 questions about this: Before I do this, is there a way to make a backup of this file? If something goes wrong, how can I restore ...
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How can I restore KDE? [duplicate]

I installed a while ago KDE 4.14.13 on my Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was fine and smooth untill my laptop ran out of battery and shut down a couple of days ago. After plugging it back into the AC and ...
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ubuntu 14.04 - dconf-editor auto-save-sessions not working

I am working with ubuntu 14.04. I would like the applications that I use to be restored after a restart my computer. I have installed dconf-editor and enabled auto-save-sessions but unfortunately it ...
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My computer has done a reboot and lost everything

Yesterday the work laptop wouldn't turn on for one of my members off staff so when I arrived I tried switching it on. The computer then started the original start up setup. The computer has literally ...
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How to perform backup and restore with Duplicity

I run this command to backup the contents of /target to /backup/$DIR/. PASSPHRASE=$PASSPHRASE duplicity /target file:///backup/$DIR To reverse the process I was planning on running this: ...
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System backup and Restore

I have been keeping a backup of my linux ubuntu on a usb. I unisntalled wps office and now because wps has removed it from online I cannot reinstall. Therefore I restored a previous backup where I had ...
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Restore content of corrupted system file

How can I restore the content of one of Ubuntu's system files? Background: I've turned the file /lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager-wait-online.service into an unreadable binary file (I have no more ...
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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 a Linux system to a previous state Using BTRFS as in Windows restore points

Windows restore points... How to have the same functionality in Ubuntu ? With existing tools like Deja-Dup I have tried to set up snapshots and got trouble following the instructions. Is there a ...
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trying to restore backup files

This is what I get when I try to restore files: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1494, in <module> with_tempdir(main) File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line ...
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Cannot restore Amazon S3 backups using deja-dup or duplicity, can anyone help?

Can anyone assist me with this? I've been using deja-dup to backup my Ubuntu 14.04 machine for a while. I have duplicity version 0.6.23, deja-dup version 30.0. No matter which backup I select, I get ...
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Ubuntu hangs while restoring deja-dup backup

I'm using ubuntu 14.04, and yesterday, I made a complete backup of my system using Deja-Dup, backing up everything on /. When I attempted to restore the backup, Ubuntu froze while Deja-Dup was ...
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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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Backintime cannot find my snapshots

My Hard Drive failed and I had to do a fresh install of Ubuntu (13.10). Fortunately (maybe) I had backed up most of the folders from /etc and /home using Backintime (root). I installed BIT on the new ...
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Restore ubuntu after removing image VirtualBox

Fatal Could not read from Boot Medium! System Halted start-up boot Error I've had this error becauce I've remove image of ubuntu by accident (I'm not exactly sure what I've done). Then I try to fix ...
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Ubuntu giving a blank screen after restore from suspend after a RAM upgrade on 16.04

I've increased the swap partition to be about 2x the new amount of RAM after the upgrade to resolve the issue, but that doesn't seem to have fixed it. The computer could previously suspend and ...
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Recover my linux partition

I deleted both Linux and Windows partitions from my hard drive. Can I restore (recover) the linux partition?
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How to restore a backed up directory

When I attempted to upgrade 15.10 to 16.04 the upgrade failed and corrupted my instance. Before doing so I backed up my /home directory to AWS as a tar.gz file. How can I restore this file/directory ...
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Updating Ubuntu from otherside of partition

Ubuntu is my OS of choice, however I seem to missing firmware--restore didn't help. It won't detect USB, it won't turn on the wireless card, and sound doesn't play. Right now I'm online through a ...
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Making a Live CD in Xubuntu

As soon i realised how important is to have a backup of your files,i bought a external drive in order to backup them.Now i want to switch to another Operatins System but still keep my Xubuntu Copy on ...
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Can't Log In As User After Using A Restore Script

I used this script to restore my files and installed packages (home folder not encrypted) after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit. But when I tried to log in as a user, graphically, it just took me ...
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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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Restore to windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I was trying to dual boot Ubuntu along with windows 8.1 and by mistake I formatted everything on my hard disk and installed Ubuntu. Is it possible to restore windows?
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Restore with deja-dup

I recently had a hard drive failure on my PC (ubuntu 12.04), I purchased a new Hard Drive & installed 14.04. After installing the new Hard Drive my old one 'came back to life' so I continued ...
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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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Dimming in ubuntu 14.04

I 've tried to find solution in askubuntu but I couldn't. how can I restore dimming before monitor is going to sleep? It was useful in 12.04. While wathing films I could see that it is going to sleep ...
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how to keep backup of all softwares installed from ubuntu store?

i installed some heavy softwares around 2-3 GB of total in case ubuntu gets corrupted (recently it got due to some lightgm,gdm problem it got due to Gnome mayb i tried almost everything but ultimately ...
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compile idevicerestore without internet in Linux

i compile the idevicerestore that perfectely run in my Linux System. But i have a question.Is any way to compile idevicerestore without internet? when i disconnect the internet, do not restore device ...
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New Windows Install on Dual-Boot Machine

I need to reinstall Windows 7 due to some licensing issues, and I have Ubuntu Desktop running as a dual-boot. I want to avoid reinstalling Ubuntu, too. Is there a way I can re-install Windows ...
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Upgrading hard drive but new installation won't recognize old backup

In preparation for installing new hd, did several backups. Went to restore backup and Backups won't recognize the file. I see the file on the hd. The hd is working fine, did another backup of new ...
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ubuntu on external hard drive

I've accidentally installed ubuntu on external hard drive and the computer is not able to read the external anymore Is there anyway to restore the data ? Any help will be appreciated Thank you
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I can't restore backup from external HD after fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04

Before reinstalling, I backed up to not one, but two different hard drives. Reinstalled, updated with software updater, rebooted. Connected external hd, opened up backups, selected drive and folder (...
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I accidentally deleted my all pastiton of my laptop. Can I get it back?

I am really new to Linux. Yesterday i bought Ubuntu 14.4 disk. Today in the morning I start installing Ubuntu in my laptop. While installing I choses the option to replace Ubuntu with Windows 8.1. I ...
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Can I estore a folder that suddenly disappeared?

It sometimes occurs in my laptop that when I close it (physically), the laptop crashes when I open it afterwards, and the screen goes black. This time, I had some files open, and when I rebooted the ...
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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: - copy/...
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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 deleted,...
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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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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 ...