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 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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How can I restore the administration menu?

I do not know how I did it but I am now missing my administration menu. I am using 12.04 (but with all upgrades) and GNOME FALL-BACK. Could anyone direct me on how to restore it? I have tried adding ...
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Thunderbird: Missing folders after restore

Before installing a new OS I tried to backup my Thunderbird by copying the .thunderbird directory. To be on the safe side I tried to emulate the restore procedure on another machine. I copied the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade (from 11.10) removed all packages installed

I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 using a bootable USB. After the upgrade, all non-default packages from 11.10 are gone. For example, I did not have Chromium, Eclipse etc. Although, I could see ...
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How to backup my system so that I can create an exact replica on another computer

I have a ubuntu 12 LTS and windows dual boot machine. My hard drive is going to fail soon and my machine has also become quite old now. I am buying a new computer soon. How can I restore my ubuntu ...
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After ubuntu upgrade the cursor of the mouse is no more displayed

I have just upgraded ubuntu and restarted. The problem is that when ubuntu started the cursor was no more displayed. I know that it is there because when I pass over a link it is underlined or when I ...
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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 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 recover encrypted deja-dup backup from new install?

I have a backup of my documents stored in the Ubuntu One cloud. I used the default deja-dup backup application and I have enabled encyption. I was running Ubuntu 13.04 daily build but as the school ...
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Restore lost files due to power outage?

I recently had a power outage, and that rolled back my external SATA2 SSD 5 days. Is this normal? If not, is there any way to fix this/regain data? Thanks, ccrama
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Selective file restore for 12.04

I created a backup of my old 12.04 installation before the computer died. I have a new computer and wish to get some files from that backup [on a local usb connected drive]. How do I get to select ...
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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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Restore Failed : Failed with an unknown error

I am trying to restore my data to a new hard drive from my old hard drive. I created a backup on the old hard drive. When I restore it gives me the error "Restore Failed: Failed with an unknown ...
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How to recover user data missing after reset of computer

I was trying to figure out how watch 4oD (as like many people it just loads forever and never actually plays anything) so I used the help on this page: 4oD (UK) - Can't stream I started with ...
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deja-dup failes to restore, folder doesn't exist

i would be glad for some help. i'm trying to restore my home folder under 13.10. deja-dup fails during the restore from my backup from an external disk, with the error: "failed to restore folder ...
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Used multiple encryption passwords, how to restore?

I'm not able to restore my deja dup backups because I used multiple passwords during encryption. The backups are stored on a local drive. Here's the output I got after trying duplicity: duplicity ...
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Restore partition from entire hdd image

I backed up my hdd using # dd if=/dev/sda bs=8M | gzip -9 > "/media/[...]/sda.gz" and have this additional information: # fdisk -lu Platte /dev/sda: 500.1 GByte, 500107862016 Byte 255 Köpfe, ...
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Deja-dup failing to restore

I'm using 13.04 and made a full back up using Deja-dup onto and external hard drive. Deja-dup always verified the back-ups. When I try to restore through Deja-dup I get a message which I have posted ...
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Restoring settings and packages to clean install

I recently backed up my entire filesystem to a network drive in order to allow me to delete the Ubuntu partition, move the partition on the disk and reinstall. I then attempted to copy all of the ...
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restoring backups with duplicity

I backed up my /Home folder to an external hard drive and now I'm trying to restore it on a fresh install. When I try to restore with Deja Dup, it takes about 15 seconds then says it was successful. ...
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How to restore all user settings to a previous time? (for use at a public lab)

I take care of a University public laboratory were the students have access to a limited account. They can't install anything, but they can alter the configurations of programs for the user. It is ...
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can Déjà Dup backup all the applications?

Déjà Dup backup usually backups the home folder. Is there anyway that it would backup my whole system(Including all the applications)? How can I do that? Suppose if my system crashes and I had to ...
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Can't restore Evolution from backup on Kubuntu 12.10

I recently installed Kubuntu 12.10 and am trying to restore an Evolution backup. As the restore began the notifications on the taskbar displayed all the calendar tasks I had saved under Evolution but ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Backup restore give errors

Alls my backup files give me the same error Invalid data - SHA1 hash mismatch for file duplicity-full.20140303T215257Z.vol33.difftar.gz calculated hash: e19C … Manifest hash : cabdbec I have the ...
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Only 'Previous Linux versions' works, after do a 'make install' of the 'media tree'

I was trying to get my webcam to work. then I went on this website, I followed the step by step, and did the 'make install' command. All occurred normally, however when I reboot, the system no longer ...
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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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Restore ubuntu 12.10 after an installation

After a recent installation of PgAdminIII and Geany with Ubuntu Software Center, I remarked changes on my operating system, specially with my desktop's configurations. Is there any way to restore ...
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How can I back up Ubuntu and restore after the installation of Windows 8?

I have Ubuntu in a whole partition of 500 GB, and I need to install Windows 8. Can I back up the ubuntu 13.10 and save it some other external HDD? I want format whole drive and again do some ...
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restoring my system from a SimpleBackup

My system will not start the GUI due to a problem caused by installing VMware player. A more detailed post on that resides here I use SimpleBackup and am wondering if I should restore the system ...
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multisite restore script error

I just tried to restore my websites backup with a script. The problem is that it said that it's not correct. Perhaps I've misused the "do" command. Can you tell me what needs to be changed to get ...
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Restoring Deja Dup on newly formatted machine

I backed up my 12.04 LTS Ubuntu machine using the Deja Dup FTP service. I then formatted the hard drive, and reinstalled a fresh 12.04 LTS Ubuntu OS. Now I want to restore from the backup, but keep ...
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Restored file from back in time has “.backup.date”

That's basically my question. For example, there is /.bashrc and /.bashrc.backup.20131111 at the same time. What to do about them? It seems like the back up version is what I intended to restore.
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Problems with ubuntu restore

I am trying to restore a folder via the in house ubuntu restore software. I click on the restore version of the folder I want restored and then the restore software starts adn away it goes. But about ...
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Restore Windows 7 System Image from Ubuntu

I had searched and searched and cannot find a simple answer to this question. I have a full backup data + system image of my current windows 7 on an external hard-disk. If I were to install ubuntu, ...
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Restoring a hard drive

I had a laptop on which there was an AMD X2 display card. Suddenly this laptop went kaput. Incidentally the hard drive was safe. I had checked it using another machine. Further, I got this hard drive ...
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How backup and restore Horde manualy

how can I backup and restore my horde sql database The Databse ist located in /var/lib/mysql/horde There are many *.frm files and one db.opt My Server ist broken, so I want to reinstall it. Can i ...
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Ubuntu GRUB SSD Raid0 Win8.1

I have a notebook (Asus UX51VZ) with 2x256GB SSD Raid0 and EFI. - Have Windows 8 Professional pre-installed - I never use, but keep it - I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 (updated to 13.10) - I have ...
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How can I restore my external Hard Drive

I mistakenly saved a Windows 8.1 Recovery Drive on my 1TB external hard 39GB partition. Since then, I have not been able to access the other partition. I have formatted the hard drive and the memory ...
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Can I restore my configuration files from ubuntu 13.04 to ubuntu 13.10?

I had to install ubuntu 13.10 from scratch after the upgrade from 13.04 hanged up in the middle. So I lost all my configurations such as Firefox bookmarks etc. I restored my files from Backup to ...
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Why can't I restore from backup files

I was using ubuntu 12.4 and made a back up of all my files (on a portable HD) using the system backup utility. I have made a clean install of ubuntu 13.04 and now want to restore my data. Te backup ...
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Uninstall Oracle10 g xe

I wanted to install Oracle 10gxe on my ubuntu 13.04.A seperate account named Oracle was created but it failed to start..cos full installation didn't take place. Now i want to uninstall it and restore ...
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Missing operating system when restoring ubuntu partition with `dd` on MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (7,1) where I installed Ubuntu successfully. I have now changed hard drive, and restored MacOSX successfully. I then went about restoring the ubuntu partition, and copied it ...
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Ubuntu restore default and delete all files and software

Is there any way to restore my Ubuntu instalations files and software from terminal (like reinstall)? I have installed some bad softwares and now I can't reinstall ubuntu (i reffer to ubuntu server). ...
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Restore a configured setup

I have several Ubuntu systems that are used for hands on network classes. Each system includes some installed packages, some scripts and a few configuration changes. Problem is, I need a clean setup ...