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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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How do I restore important data for image.dd? Photorec will lose file names and will scatter the information

A few days ago I was in a middle of copying or cutting folders and data to my external hard drive and it was corrupted. I have tried to locate the lost information on Test Disk but I have now lost it ...
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Restoring Data from image.dd

A few days ago I was in a middle of copying or cutting folders and data to my external hard drive and it was corrupted. I have tried to locate the lost information on Test Disk but I have now lost it ...
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Unable to install timeshift in ubuntu 16.04

I followed these steps to install timeshift: sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt-get update then get this message: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the ...
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How to restore from another account's backup? (deja-dup won't recognize backup)

So, to clarify the question, I had a backup on another Ubuntu account, but I had to reinstall Ubuntu over it, but still have said backup on my external hard drive. I went into deja-dup and attempted ...
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Deja Dup Restore

I would like to add full disk encryption to Ubuntu 18.04. I am aware it is not really possible without reinstalling the OS. I'm wondering if I can backup certain directories with Deja Dup then ...
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All files gone from Ubuntu 18.04 but folders remain

I don't know what happened but suddenly all my files are gone from my computer (except those on the Downloads folder), the folders which contain the information remain there but the content is now ...
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I want to make 'restore point' for my Ubuntu 'SERVER' 18.04

There is many topics about make restore point for Ubuntu 18.04. But I can't find for Ubuntu server. Since I don't use the GUI and will not use GUI, I have to do all my task in command line. Is there ...
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Recovering wordpress blog from 16.04 LTS

One of my servers running Ubuntu 16.04 (64bit) failed to start due to some bad blocks in the hard disk. Some how I could copy the data. I was running a wordpress blog on this server. Now how can I ...
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Mozilla Firefox Quantum 63.0: “Restore previous session” greyed out

Today, I read about some tricks to make my Firefox more secure here and here, and went on to implement some of them. After I was done doing this stuff, I got to see that "Restore previous session" is ...
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Ubuntu does not restore user state on power up

When Ubuntu is powered up; it does not restore the open windows and applications that were running at shutdown. Since Ubuntu 18.04 hangs up frequently, it is necessary to power off and on to get the ...
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Restore disk image while in rescue mode

I have taken a backup from my Linux disk using dd command and I've uploaded it to a website. Now there is a kernel panic in my VPS and I open the rescue mode and I want to download and restore that ...
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Deja-dup local restore fails, waiting for Google config

I backed up from Ubuntu 16.04 to a USB hard drive using Deja-Dup. Following a system crash I tried to restore the data files to my new system drive running 18.04. Deja-Dup offers a choice of backup ...
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Juju, restore backup, health ping failed, 2.3.5

After running juju in production for 6 months an issue with the available disk space has cropped up out of the blue. With a lack of directly specified basic system requirements for juju cloud ...
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How to restore system files after sudo rm -rf mistake

I was using 14.04 on i386 architecture. I had done the online uprade from 12.04 a couple of years before. Today in my intent to remove a tmp dir I had created,I removed a /TMP and after doing so I ...
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Restore Ubuntu Server to Previous State

I am using ubuntu desktop from quite some time but I am a little new to ubuntu server. I purchased a VPS, install and configure different programs and now it is in running state. I want to make some ...
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How to make my own Deep Freeze for Linux from scratch?

I want to make my own Deep Freeze for Linux but whithout using existing applications. A Deep Freeze is a system restore on reboot, everytime the system reboot all the changes, installed softwares, ...
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Accidentally deleted all contents of /etc/grub.d [duplicate]

Was trying to tweak a menu entry and in an effort to get it to work I deleted all contents of /etc/grub.d. Is there a way I can easily restore it? This question has to be a duplicate by now so if ...
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How to entirely backup Ubuntu Server to another Ubuntu Server (broken disk sever 1, for example)

I have a little question for You. I manage a little dedicated server with Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS installed. I have searched a lot, but I don't found a solid and in first SIMPLE solution for backup ...
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Is it safe to use apt-btrfs-snapshot for complete system restore on new machine?

I have a small server that I use as a NAS, it has a few services running on it and a number of files that it stores. It is configured as RAID1 with two SSDs, formatted with btrfs. I use apt-btrfs-...
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How to restore Plesk on Ubuntu after accidentally deleted root files (-rm --recursive)

I am currently using Plesk on Ubuntu. It is a VPS from AWS Lightsail. When I used the SSH, I accidentally recursively removed "/" ( rm -recursive / ) As I realized I removed the root, I stopped ...
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How do I restore accidently deleted system library(libpro*)?

As the title said, I accidentally deleted system libraries which has the name pattern of "libpro*" in usr/lib/. And then, when I reboot the system, graphical user interface is gone away(Ubuntu gnome ...
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How to restore system backup live

I backuped system with the "backup"(aka deja-dup) utility of ubuntu before I messed with my system. I broke my internet/dns and I couldn't recover it so I want to use the backup. previously I tried to ...
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Restore old Déjà Dup back-up in 18.04 [duplicate]

How to restore the backup which is taken when my system had 16.04 using Déjà Dup? Now my system has 18.04.
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How to restore delted folder /usr/local after a rm command from terminal [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu 18.04 and accidentally deleted a folder /usr/local using command rm -rf. Does anyone have any idea how to recover the folder?
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Restore individual folders from full backup using duplicity/deja

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver). I would like to selectively restore some folders from a backup performed using duplicity on Ubuntu 12.04 to avoid overriding my home folder....
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ubuntu full backup

I'm using ubuntu 18.04 on my asus rog gl502vm laptop. After installation I've installed many applications and updates and done a ton of configuration. Now I wanna get a backup of the current stable ...
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Backup the system, upgrade the os version and restore backup.. the whole process?

I'm using Ubunutu 15.04 at the moment and I want to upgrade it to 16.04 without losing any of my data(I guess it means home directory). I found a resource like this and think of using it but, first, ...
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Deja Dup fails to restore because it can't write to the directory

Installed Ubuntu 18.04 from a USB drive and wanted to restore a directory from the external backup drive that had been done previously on 17.10. After selecting the files listed by Deja Dup the ...
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Does a cloned disk run on two separate machine with different configuration? [duplicate]

I can "Create Partition Image" on my Ubuntu Desktop machine anytime using Disks Utilities. And I can also "Restore Partition Image" to my machine anytime if anything goes wrong. My question is this; ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Hangs on Restore Resolver State

We have a dell NVR which we've installed ubuntu in it. Every time we re image it, it gives us the restore resolver state and doesn't take us to the login screen. Is there any way to fix this issue? we'...
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Restoring files and folders from Deja Dup backup

I had hoped restoring files and folders backed up with Deja Dup would be a straight forward process but unfortunately this is not the case. This is my predicament: a week ago I foolishly decided to ...
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Restore backup using Deja Dup failed

I get this error when try to restore a backup: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1532, in <module> with_tempdir(main) File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line ...
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Automatic backup using deja dup on 2 location: locally and usbdrive

I have setup automatic backup on local folder /home/zoroaster/backup and everything work fine, backup and restore. I would like now to setup a second backup on external usbdrive, so that in case ...
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How can I restore /mnt directory?

I was making mnt directory in home-directory and when I try delete it, I didn't realize my relative path was root(/). Eventually I deleted mnt directory in root... How can I restore /mnt? My file ...
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Duplicity - storage location not available, waiting for Google

I recently upgraded Ubuntu from 17.10 to 18.04 LTS and used my usb key as a backup for my files. Now that I am on Ubuntu 18.04, I have a problem with duplicity. In fact, when I run the restore process,...
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Ubuntu 18.04 restore backup failed

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 after deleting Ubuntu 17.10, I created a back up on my usb drive but Ubuntu 18.04 won't restore the files as it says "RESTORE FAILED Failed to execute child process “...
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Restore Ubuntu from recovery mode

I wanted to change the graphics driver from "nouveau" to "nvidia". I restarted my computer but as soon as I log in, the graphics engine does not launch and I get the login screen again. I do not have ...
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Deja-dup “Restore failed - no backups to restore” after clean install of Ubuntu

I have a serious problem. Earlier today I had to make a clean install of Ubuntu 17.10 on my private computer. I'd hoped that I could easily access the (encrypted) backups I've earlier made with the ...
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How do i remove down task bar [duplicate]

I installed numix, but I don't know how to remove or adjust the bottom or top bars. This is circled in red in the image below. I want to restore the original/defaults. This is what my desktop looks ...
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How to backup Startup Applications?

I have some programs I have added to the Startup-Applications list and they all work fine at start up. I'd like to back up those entries but I cannot find them. I searched online and found that /etc/...
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How to create a restoration point in Ubuntu 17.10?

I would like to know if there is a possible way of configuring or creating a restoration point in Ubuntu 17.10?
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How to backup and restore system-level directories

I want to backup the directories as below: /usr /lib /etc /lib64 /boot /sbin /bin Is there a simply to do so? What I need is to backup these directories and I can restore them whenever I need. I ...
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How can I revert a one-liner comand which changed some system kernels in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS without any backup and using only system logs?

I saw an answer to a similar question, https://askubuntu.com/a/280843/808169, only there is a gap. The answer was almost spot-on for my case, but didn't answer the question of how I could un-instal ...
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Restore Data on Hard Disk

I formatted my HDD with the quick format. Can I restore my data? How? I have not added nor written new data on it yet. I hope they are available somewhere on my HDD. The file system is Linux ...
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Restore only the last modified metadata from Deja Dup

When switching to my new PC i copied all my files from the original drive to the new one, setting all "last modified" timestamps to that date (1 December). That new disk has been used since then and ...
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Ubuntu implementation of Windows “Previous Versions” tab?

I have implemented a FreeNAS solution and setup SMB sharing. I have also setup regular snapshots. I was pleased to find that Windows was able to see these snapshots in it's "Previous Versions" tab: ...
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Ubuntu desktop does not look the same after reinstalling ubuntu-desktop

I messed up my Ubuntu's GUI and in an attempt to fix it installed Gnome desktop, instead of Ubuntu desktop. Once logged back into Ubuntu I realized that this is not what I expected. I ran the ...
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How to restore a backup that was done simplistically by copying everything to an external hard drive with rsync?

I have a full copy of the hard drive I did with rsync. I maintain it updated and, if something goes really wrong, I can restore the laptop to the very exact state it had. However, after installing a ...
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Ubuntu Server VPS restore previous installation

I have a Ubuntu 16.04 as my webserver, now that i have everything ready and working is it possible to create some sort of image/backup/clone so that if i mess something up or want to test new versions ...
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Is it necessary to keep records of my backups? [closed]

I have been using my Ubuntu 16.10 for over a year now and I have accumulated over 50GB of backups. Since I'm growing out of memory I wonder if this is a good practice to keep all the records of my ...