Questions tagged [restore]

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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what are the things to include in a (ubuntu 20.04 LTS) backup?

People like me who constantly re-installs distro for some reasons doesn't want to go with the same process of setting up the previous environment.(unlike windows where i know what folders and drives ...
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Restore old Linux root to a new system without touching new GRUB

I had a working ubuntu 20 (disk A) to which I overwrote root from a previous ubuntu 20 (disk B) install. GRUB went mad, and I eventually gave up fixing, because of relevant details I will list below. ...
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ALERT! encrypted source device uuid=longstring Does not exist, can't unlock nvme0n1p3_crypt

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 20.04 machine with all my needed programs. I used TimeShift to create a full system backup (my drive is encrypted). I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on yet a machine and loaded ...
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Restore personal files from ISO

I live on a small island in Scotland. I wouldn't consider myself particularly savvy with computers, but in these parts it seems I am comparatively. I'm trying to help an elderly neighbor recover their ...
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Deja Dup not restoring files

I've been backing up my files every week for months now using Deja-Dup with no issues. I see the files in Google Drive. I had to reinstall Ubuntu and when trying to restore files DejaDup just tells me ...
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Déjà Dup “Revert to Previous Version” is missing from Nautilus's file context menu

I used to browse to a file in Nautilus, right click it and select “Revert to Previous Version” (or something close) to replace it with a backed-up copy. The Nautilus context menu option is missing now....
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What is the best solution for backing up a system you really need? [duplicate]

Hello my name is Sebastian and I had trouble with this driver: "ASUStek rtl8822be" My goal is it to use VGA passthrough on linux, but on the 1st try it failed. But this is not why I'm writing. You ...
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Restore directories backupped with system tool

I'm using 20.04 LTS and two days ago I made a backup of my home dir and something more. I did this with system tool backup (and restore) part of application installed by default from Ubuntu. I used an ...
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Deja Dup authorization request failing to allow restoring backup

Running Ubuntu 20.04. I am a linux noob and I can't figure out what is preventing the program from restoring my backup. This was just a test to make sure it worked. If I back up to my hard disk and ...
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Any way to disable deja-dup periodic “restore check” when password encryption enabled?

If you enable backup password protection using deja-dup backup tool then periodically when you run a backup it prompts you for the password and does some sort of restore check. Does anyone know if it'...
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Lost Ubuntu 18.04 packages due to libwayland

In order to fix some driver nvidia gpu issue with steam, I tried installing libwayland as suggested in a forum, sudo apt-get install libwayland-client0:i386. Now I was running a 64 bit Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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How would Windows XP system restore work on a dual boot PC? [closed]

I have a 32-bit Windows XP system that I want to make dual boot with Ubuntu 16.04. My questions are these: 1. If I make a system restore point on XP, would that be able to remove Ubuntu if I didn't ...
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How do I restore a hard drive that Is encrypted (errors when using go wipe everything)

Years ago I encrypted my hard drive using true crypt I believe, and (warning, I have literally zero idea what I am talking about so cut a girl some slack and avert your eyes if that type of thing ...
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Ubuntu login problem after restoring backuped files from windows

Hello this is the description of my problem: I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my inspiron N5010 Laptop. It runs very well until I restore my backup files. After that operation I can't login my account ...
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Deja Dup restore fails with unknown error, creates a folder instead of a file

I'm a relative noob. I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Backed up a folder on my Data drive which is formatted as NTFS and that I use both from Windows10 and Ubuntu using Deja Dup and without encrypting ...
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I changed chmod to /usr/share/applications/ how to undo

I have just installed today ubuntu, and at the end of the day to add an application to favorites I have changed access to /usr/share/applications/ by: chmod 744 /usr/share/applications As a result ...
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With Snap and Apt both existing, how do I backup all my apps so that I can restore it on a new machine

I see a few solutions that do dpkg list or something along that line, Store it in a file and use that file to install the apps. My question is - will it also backup all the apps I installed from the ...
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Unable to restore a Deja-dup backup

My laptop has just been repaired and I have a fresh, clean install of Ubuntu 18.04. I would like to restore the data in my home directory, using the backups I made on an external hard drive, using the ...
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How to restore /etc/sysctl.conf on Ubuntu 18.04 after overwriting

I was appending an option to /etc/sysctl.conf but I accidentally used > instead of >> so I've overwritten the whole file. I haven't yet rebooted since it happened. Is there any way to ...
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Ubuntu stuck on blank boot up screen, neglected to make a back up. Can I back up files from live usb?

As the title suggests, I failed to make a back up for my ubuntu system. I have been using a bootable SSD for ubuntu over the last several months and I do most of my day to day on the SSD. The issue ...
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Restoring OS to factory image [duplicate]

Is any built-in tool in Lubuntu (or other Linux from Ubuntu family) allows restore operating system to brand-new snapshot with all default settings?
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Want to move from 16.04 LTS to a new machine with 18.04 LTS (Server)

Gurus, Ubuntu is still like a black box to me. I'm running 16.04 LTS with 2, 2 Tb hard drives as a home media server. It's on a 32 bit machine and I want to migrate to a 64 bit machine and upgrade ...
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restore deleted file from ubuntu [duplicate]

I mistakenly deleted a PHP file from vs code editor on ubuntu OS. Is there any way to get it back? My folder path is: /opt/lampp/htdocs/readJson File name is: readJson.php
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Is it possible to restore a deja-dup backup using different software?

A few days ago I installed Ubuntu on my PC. Later I tried to do some other stuff with the Hard Disk, and I noticed that there were issues with booting up my other OS. I backed up using Deja-Dup, and ...
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Restore initial package state

How can I make that Ubuntu (apt/dpkg) restore the state of installed packages to the state that should be just after installation. I know that there are two types of installation: "rich" and "poor". I ...
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Process to restore /bin timeshift backup on Ubuntu 18.04

I have separate partition for root, home, and swap on the same disk. I accidentally deleted /bin won't get into that here. I have a backup via timeshift. But can't boot into the system. Not sure how ...
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How to restore my Ubuntu 18.04 to a state from a week ago?

I have tried looking this up on the web but ran into many discussions telling me to "install" a backup program, such as Timeshift. I am way past that! My system asks me to backup perhaps once per week....
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Critic question- all apps went

After I install a packet with "apt-get install", console said me that some packets are unvalid so if you want to remove them write a command which I dont remember then I type yes.Now, nearly all apps ...
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ddrescue gives less error without the -r option(try reading bad sectors multiple times) than with -n option(omit bad sectors)

I have a hard drive partition (/dev/sdb1, ubuntu 16.04 partition)with bad sectors I intend to create an image of the partition with bad sectors and then restore to a new drive/partition. First I run ...
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Ubuntu image file has no source

I got a backup of holiday pictures on my external hard drive, but some JPGs are data only. If I execute the file command, I get e.g. 2015-09-15_07:49:22.JPG: JPEG image data, Exif standard: [...
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Restore backup by deja-dup

I'm trying to restore a previously backed-up data by deja-dup but it keeps asking me for encryption password repeatedly. I thought maybe the password is incorrect and tried every other password I know ...
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Restoring gnome shell [duplicate]

I messed up while installing a GNOME extension. Now my session doesn't load : After I type my password and press Enter, it remains in the login window only I don't want to reinstall the operating ...
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Problem with displaying files in the folder

I am using external HDD, where I got some photos. My OS: Ubuntu 18.04 Maybe something wrong happened during copying photos from local drive on computer to the external one. as you see folder has ...
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Thunderbird: How to recover email passwords if master-password is known?

I forgot one of my email passwords. And it's still saved in Thunderbird that ran on Kubuntu. But now my Kubuntu is broken, and I cannot open thunderbird's GUI. The only thing I know is username and ...
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Deja Dup restore lost last modified dates of files

After a new system install, I used Deja Dup to restore my files from a previous backup. I recovered my files, however I lost in the process all the dates of the files and folders. All of them have ...
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pexpect not found

How can I get pexpect for duplicity? I was trying to my backup files with the following cmd duplicity restore -v8 --no-encryption "par2+file:/home/ken/backup" "home/ken/documents" it errors out with ...
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backups & deja dup not working

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and used apt Backups to put it on my external-drive. This was another incremental backup. Reinstalled from the same Ubuntu 16.04 64bit ISO dvd. I launched backups, and got ...
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How to use Clonezilla to back up USB stick to external hard drive?

I want to back up an USB stick to external hard drive. I want to use Clonezilla for that. Can someone please explain/describe to me in the simplest way how to do it? This is what I have: A 64 GB ...
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“Backups” (deja-dup): after installing duplicity 0.8 from source, “Backups” can't find it

When using "Backups" (a.k.a. deja-dup) - it doesn't find duplicity, although it's installed: I have been trying to backup using "Backups" (a.k.a. deja-dup), and it turns out that the current ...
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How to get the standard GUI settings back

Because I'm not really satisfied with the Gnome3 desktop from U18.04, I want to start experimenting. But, before I go and try all the tips and trics for Gnome3 on the internet, I want to make sure I ...
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How to restore disk

I mistakenly removed several partitions with my data. Few hours before removal I made this information about partitions: http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/6R6HpZ6WNc/ Using this data I tried to make similar ...
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How do I restore an old Ubuntu backup to a new server

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 backup that I did in 2017. I want to restore it to a server having Ubuntu 18.04. I've tried simply restoring the files with the exception of /boot and /etc/fstab as instructed ...
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restore Xpad notes

I have checked for solution online but couldn't managed to restore Xpad notes, as I can only view my deleted notes under ~/.config/xpad please share the solution, thank you.
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Unable to boot after restoring disc image

I bought a new SSD and wanted to restore my previous ubuntu install. I used gnome's disk utility tool to create the image on an external hard drive. Once I was done installing Ubuntu through a live ...
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Deja Dup Restore Failed: Trying to restore specific files with Duplicity

I backed up my laptop using Deja-Dup. The backup behaved the same as every previous effort, creating files like this: duplicity-full.20190713T002854Z.vol1.difftar.gz duplicity-full.20190713T002854Z....
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Crash After Replace /var/lib/mysql

I have backup for /var/lib/mysql and i make format for the server then after replace the /var/lib/mysql i got the Error ERROR 1194 (HY000): Table 'user' is marked as crashed and should be repaired ...
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Restore file that was overriden with rsync

I accidentaly overrode a file while transfering some data with rsync -avz. Is is possible to restore it? I looked at Photorec but it seems to be looking through the whole drive, which in my case is 1 ...
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How to get a date range for Deja-Dup / Duplicity backup?

I'm using TimeShift as recommended for system backup. It's worked so well I've been donating to the project. I'm using Deja-Dup and Duplicity for backing up all user files (the /home directory) to ...
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timeshift restore to different partitions

I have two identical Lenovo T420 laptops. Both are triple boot - Windows 10 and the last two versions of Ubuntu. The Linux partitions on each look like this: sda1 30G / for oldest Ubuntu, sda2 30G / ...
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Dual boot - Windows 8 and Ubuntu - restore Windows and install Ubuntu properly

I've tried to install Ubuntu on my laptop (HP Pavilion g6) since I have to use a program which only runs in Linux. For that I tried dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows using this how-to (https://www....

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