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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Backup whole OS

I am running Ubuntu 11.04. But now due to some or other reasons I have to format my entire disk and reinstall the Ubuntu, But I have Installed many softwares on Natty. And when I'll reinstall the ...
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How to restore .bashrc file?

The terminal shows this when it opens: bash: /home/atlas/.bashrc: line 73: syntax error near unexpected token `[' bash: /home/atlas/.bashrc: line 73: `if [ -x /usr/bin/dircolors ] ; then ' I've ...
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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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Restoring a Unix Tar File with Ubuntu

I have all of these old DDS3 and DDS4 tapes that I need to restore the files off of. The only information that I really know is that they were put on the tapes about 10 to 20 years ago using Digital ...
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I run `sudo apt-get remove python2.7`, can I restore my Ubuntu now?

I wanted to remove and reinstall python2.7 interpreter on 12.04 But when I did sudo apt-get remove python2.7, The crazy terminal started to remove everything!!! Any idea how I can restore whatever I'...
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In a Cybercafe - how to make the Ubuntu 13.10 to be auto deepfreeze?

I have installed 10 Ubuntu 13.10 in a Cybercafe for daily about 300 users to use the PC, but its a nightmare with Ubuntu cause people just use Internet and make the system hell. How can I deep freeze ...
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How to Restore photos on SD card [duplicate]

I deleted 40 some photos from my SD card in my camera. I thought I saved them on my desktop. Using 12.04 LTS. Is there a way to restore the photos?? My wife is pissed. Nothing has been over ...
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How do I restore my KDE desktop to default?

I am really a newbie in linux. Finally my sister gave me my old laptop back and i decide to install kubuntu 11.10 on it. i am really happy with this linux distribution and i already have personalized ...
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Restore Deleted files ubuntu one

I have accidentally deleted all my files on my one account two days ago. I can still see them in https://edge.one.ubuntu.com/files/trash/root/ but when I click restore, the service is down. Will i ...
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How to recover deleted folders or files (by shift+delete) from an NTFS partition

I have a 80 GB hdd in which Ubuntu is installed alongside windows. I also have a 500 GB hdd having 3 partitions in which i store my data. Actually i mistakenly deleted a folder permanently in one of ...
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How do I create a restore disk?

I'm new to ubuntu and reinstalled 11.04 atleast 10 times already. Each time I reconfigure all my settings and end up breaking something. It is really annoying and would be much easier if I can save ...
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Back up the whole ubuntu system or system image creation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a disk image and restore from it later? In windows back is very easy with Norton ghost. Run it and forget it, What is the same type of software for backing up ...
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Proper way to restore user files/settings after an upgrade

I would like to install a fresh ubuntu 11.04 on my home computer that has a few user accounts I will need to restore. I currently use 'Back in Time' to back up my data. I want to make sure everyone's ...
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Retrieve file of a deleted partition

A hard-drive with four partitions Ubuntu Swap Data Free was accidentally formated and then partitioned in the same way with the same partition sizes again. I am looking for a way to retrieve a ...
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Can you install Deja-dup on a headless server?

Can I install a command line version of deja-dup backup utility on Ubuntu server? I wish to restore a backup of my previous Home directory made with deja-dup.
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Considerations when restoring backup from 1 machine to another

I am using RemasterSys to create backups of my OS. I noticed that when using the Backup option, when restoring from 1 machine to another, my resolution wasn't optimal ... Idealy, I will also like user/...
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What to do about a corrupted ZFS Pool

Have been running a test instance of a NAS using a ZFS as mentioned in Restoring an Ubuntu Server using ZFS RAIDZ for data. This week one of my disks died. Shouldn't be a problem, should it (the ...
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How to read default key value with dconf or gsettings?

I would like to know the default value of a dconf/gsettings key. My question is a followup of the question below: Where can I get a list of SCHEMA / PATH / KEY to use with gsettings? What I'm trying ...
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Which folders to restore from full system backup after harddisk change?

Which folders do I need to restore from a backup of my Ubuntu 11.10 installation to get the original state back except the harddisk change? Details: I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my internal SSD-Disk ...
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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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I deleted my Home content, how to restore?

I tried to reset my vlc configuration by using this commands in the terminal vlc --reset-config Then when i try to view the documents, downloads, music, pictures and videos folder all files were ...
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How would I use tar for full backup and restore with system on SSD and home on HDD?

How would I use tar for full backup and restore with system on SSD and home on HDD? The existing backup and restore answers don't seem to cover the case where root and home are on separate devices
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How do I restore default settings and configuration, but keep local data, installed apps, and PPAs?

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and while messing around with different things and trying out some shells, I've managed to mess my system up. Specifically I really messed up my GNOME session and can't get it ...
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Is there a way to restore all terminals at startup

I would like to know if there is a way to restore all terminals after a reboot? The following thread refers to 'System > Preferences > Session' http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=791504 Which ...
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restore Ubuntu's default settings without having to reinstall

I want to restore Ubuntu 12.04 to it's stock configuration, but I don't want to reinstall or reformat my home partition. I don't have a way to backup my files, which is why I don't want to have to ...
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Can I use testdisk to recover the Windows partition over which Ubuntu was installed?

I got a new Windows 7 laptop, tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 for dual boot and messed up my hard drive partitions. So opted for a clean install of Ubuntu by formatting the entire disk. (Which makes my ...
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Can a Deja Dup backup from Ubuntu be restored on Windows?

My laptop got broken recently (I had Ubuntu on it), and I've backups of my files on external HDD. The problem is that my new laptop has Windows 8 on it and I don't feel like switching to Ubuntu on it ...
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Accidently deleted /usr/lib, how do I restore it?

I know this is something I shouldn't do, but it happened(Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS) as a root user I deleted /usr/lib folder. Any ideas how to restore it?
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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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Survive hard reboot

I have Ubuntu running on a computer that is going to be part of a public exhibition. The problem is that the power is shut down each night and restarted in the morning. My question is what I can do ...
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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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How to restore missing calendar data from Lightning/Thunderbird

Today out of nowhere all my events and tasks disappeared from my Thunderbird. However, I have a full backup of .thunderbird folder. How can I restore my calendar data? I reverted these files to ...
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Deleted photos in my camera

I have accidentally deleted some photos from my camera and than found out, that those photos were really precious to my girlfriend. I tried googling and both windows and linux tools to recover those ...
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How to restore plymouth default theme

I'm a newbie and I've got this issue: My system has set up debian_5 theme but I want to get rid of it and restore the Ubuntu 11.10 default grub theme/splash/design (as you prefer) that is I think ...
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How do I restore the default permission on a directory/folder?

I am using ubuntu 10.04,I need to give execute permission in www folder.But by mistake i gave execute permission in whole var folder.sudo chmod -R 777 /varThen i try to change it into normal ...
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Backup, clean install and restore

Due to the route I came into Ubuntu I now have 12.10 upgraded from 12.04 on an NTFS file system. I've invested a lot of time getting everything as I want it, vis packages installed and settings, etc. ...
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Broken xorg.conf file

If I break the xorg.conf file and I can't startup Ubuntu 12.04. How do I revert back to a backup xorg.conf file called xorg.conf.backup?
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Where are Keyboard Shortcuts stored? [duplicate]

I would like to not copy all settings from my previous Ubuntu install, but I would like to restore my keyboard shortcuts. Are these shortcuts stored in some hidden folder in my home folder, and if so ...
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Can a backup created on a 32bit installation be restored onto a 64bit system after upgrade?

Can a backup created on a 32bit installation be restored onto a 64bit system after upgrade? I'm using Deja Dup as a backup with the default settings (basically the Home folder). I don't have any "...
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Unable to disable Session restore on xubuntu 12.04

I am using Xubuntu 12.04 with the xfce 4.10 ppa, and since updating xfce I can not disable the automatic session restore. I have disabled the relevant options in 'Session and Startup', but it makes ...
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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 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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Duplicity Errno21 when restoring from external HD [closed]

I've just needed to reinstall Ubuntu due to some graphics driver error, but before doing it I backup whole home directory onto an external HD. Now when trying to restore it with deja-dup I get info ...
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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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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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Accidentally deleted the entire /usr folder [duplicate]

Accidentally deleted the entire folder /usr. Can I restore it or repair?
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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 /usr/...
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How to know how dejadup calls duplicity?

I would like to know how dejadup calls duplicity (like which shell command with args) when ask to create a backup. I really like dejadup, but I would like to make a more flexible script by directly ...
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How can I restore lost files in /etc?

I have accidentally removed /etc/ folder. Now there is no way to do any administration, because /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow are lost. Is there any way to restore it in Ubuntu?
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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 ...