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I'm going to try to keep this short. I damaged my install of ubuntu server, so I resided the partition and installed it again. Before I did that I made a backup of everything I wanted to keep inside my /home dir. How can I get that back onto my new installation?

  • you can put the content of /home backup into a different partition, and on the install process, mount that partition on /home. If you already did the install, you can follow this tutorial help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving, in order to point /home to that partition. You should take care that UID and GUID of your new installation match the values on the /home backup. I do not know if chown recursevely will work if those do not match. – bistoco Dec 27 '15 at 23:30
  • In a hundred different ways, you have to be more specific. – Jacob Vlijm Jan 5 '16 at 20:27
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A possible way (if yoou do not want to use pure terminal commands) is to install midnight commander, a textbased file-manager.

sudo apt-get install mc

sudo mc

Be aware that eventually you might have to change permissions and ownership of files.

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