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 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 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/restore full-disk encryption?

How to backup/restore full-disk encryption ubuntu 11.10? I would like to put the RAW encrypted file system and restore on another computer. Encryption Details: crypt setup via Ubuntu alterate CD ...
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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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Restoring Evolution email data files after upgrade

I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS via a bootable USB flash drive. I now have to start over and get everything back to looking like it did before the upgrade. When installing Evolution it ...
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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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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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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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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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Error mounting: mount: /dev/sdb1: can't read superblock after clonezilla image restoration

Recently, I tried to restore a clonezilla backup of my usb harddisk as the previous one crashed. The old disk is 320GB (about 100Gb in use) and the new one is 1TB It seems the the image is restored ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Need help restoring Ubuntu Server backup

A month ago I started play with Ubuntu Server. While experimenting, bad things may happen and I've looked for some backup solutions to avoid reinstall Ubuntu and all stuffs many times per day, after ...
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How to backup Ubuntu with grub problem and reinstall then restore it?

Follow this question I couldn't repair it and I want to reinstall. What are lost? And How can I do that? Thanks...
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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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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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Cannot Boot from Windows Install/Repair CD

My computer currently has only Ubuntu (14.10) installed on it, and no other operating system. I want to restore Windows. So I put in a Windows 7 install CD, and turn on the computer. There a black ...
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Is it possible to restore 32-bit 14.04 packages/system to 64-bit 14.04?

Restore I backed up a 32-bit 14.04 system and tried to migrate to a new machine running 64-bit 14.04 with the following: sudo cp ~/backup/sources.bak /etc/apt/sources.list sudo chmod 644 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Lockfile preventing from restoring data from external HDD (ext4)

I have some data backed up on my external HDD (ext4) but now when i am trying to get the data on my system which is running ubuntu (14.04 LTS). it says "Another instance is already running with this ...