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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Recover deleted data with rm -rf?

I accidentally deleted /home with sudo rm -rf. I tried to restore it with testdisk, but because Ubuntu is from Wubi, it cannot list the filesystem and I don't know another way to do this. How could ...
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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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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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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 recover Deleted Files and Folders?

How I can restore files and folders. I've deleted my home folder recursively. :(
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How to restore .bashrc

Terminal shows this 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 tried to fix it using ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Accidentally deleted the entire /usr folder [duplicate]

Accidentally deleted the entire folder /usr. Can I restore it or repair?
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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 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 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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downgrading a ubuntu 10.04 LTS virtual server

I am downgrading an existing ubuntu 10.04 LTS Virtual Server to one with less memory and a smaller drive ( from 80GB to 40GB ). My hoster ( hetzner.de ) does not give me the possibility of doing an ...
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How can I start a program minimised, and restore maximised?

There are various options to start a program minimised, or to start a program maximised and they work well, but I'm always looking for new challenges. If I start a program minimised using the Devil's ...
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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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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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Restoring NVIDIA drivers from “older version of Ubuntu” to new version on disk? Both 12.04 on Sony Vaio

I selected one of the alternative NVIDIA drivers on my Sony Vaio from the Additional Drivers application. That ruined my installation and all I get is the login prompt at bootup. However I can go in ...
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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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Recover Ubuntu-Desktop via Live CD

I was trying to uninstall the package cairo-dock. And I think I've uninstalled things I shouldnt. Now My 10.04 only starts in text mode. What should I do to restore my GNOME desktop? Is there any ...
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Recommendations for restoring accounts after replacing a disk drive?

Several of our development servers have flaky SSDs that need to be replaced. The machines are still usable, but we see lots of errors in dmesg, and every once in a while they need to be rebooted ...
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System restored from a tar file. Will the previously excluded folders be deleted after the restoration?

I have two hard drives--a system drive and a data drive. The path to the data drive is /storage. Following this post, I went to the root of my filesytem and executed the following command: tar cvpzf ...
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Accidently deletetd .ecryptfs folder - cant log in anympre

I accidently deleted the .ecryptfs folder, also the .private folder. Cant login anymore. Just as guest. How can I restore to the system before I deletetd those fodlers?
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How do I take an image/backup of Ubuntu partition and restore to VirtualBox VM

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on an older hard disk. I recently bought a new disk and already installed Windows 7. I dont want to use the older disk anymore, and I would like to keep on using Ubuntu ...
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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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Accidentaly deleted contents of the home folder

so, I wanted to rename the user and its corresponding home folder following the instructions mentioned here How do I change my username?. However, what this made me is to rename the account, not the ...
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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