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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The item cannot be restored from trash

I don't know why all my files and folders in home location starts appearing on desktop so,I deleted all the files and folders on desktop as i thought that they are temporary after the deletion of ...
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can I reinstall Ubuntu 20.10 with all settings, apps and themes? [duplicate]

I set up the ubuntu 20.10 system perfectly for myself and installed some software. And can I keep the system I’m using right now to reinstall or give it to someone else? is it possible. can I ...
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I have been asked to restore an old Lamp website with Ubuntu 12 and no sudo access

I have prepared a USB with an Ubuntu 20 server iso, since I have been told that if I run this, it will update the software and recreate sudo access without deleting any of the old website. I want to ...
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Restore browser history

ubuntu 20.04 lts went all wrong. Wrong resolution, No wifi. No audio. So before doing a minimal reinstall I made a back up with tar. Since the reinstall I have installed Opera. I would like Opera to ...
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How to restore my boot partition after i deleted it?

Greetings i managed to completely delete my boot partition by mistake and now i cant boot. I want to keep the files and programs i have in my main partition (/dev/sda2). Is there a way to create/...
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Question on cloning(using dd command) entire system to SSD

After reading on threads, I'm still confused and need your help. My laptop is Lenovo G580 20157 - 2 Hard Drives (sda and sdb) sda(500GB) - SSD sdb(250GB) - Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS see the picture attached ...
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Clonezilla: realiable alternative

Does anybody knows a good alternative to clonezilla to clone the whole disk like in clonezilla? Thanks.
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What are deja-dups effective duplicity commands, which passwords are used?

The 'Backup' gui (Deja-dup) is nice, but I just ran into a problem where a restore wasn't found in the correct place, so I'm thinking having a command line version would be better. So, when we run ...
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DejaDup “Restore Failed, no backups to restore”

after recently having issues with my Ubuntu installation, I live booted Ubuntu, mounted the problematic partition, and made a complete backup of it using Deja Dup. However, upon wiping that partition ...
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Thunderbird: restore single email account coming from folder backup

I have mistakenly overwritten one of the email account of a Thunderbird profile and I would like to restore it from a folder backup of some months ago. It was an IMAP mailbox (that now is inactive) ...
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Fresh OS install - Restore everything from a copy

I recently installed Ubuntu Budgie 20.04.2 LTS but for some issues I had to format my disk. Before that I copied the entire Ubuntu folder "/" and all sub-folders on a separate drive. Now I ...
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Ubuntu can't detect external 4TB Seagate hard drive after accidently formatting and stopping immediately [duplicate]

I used sudo mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb to format a flash drive (I didn't notice /sd*) but accidentally my Seagate external hard disk (/dev/sdb) started being formatted and immediately after few seconds I ...
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How to completely remove timeshift?

I installed Timeshift backup and Restore manager for my Ubuntu 20.04 and I interrupted the backup. Now I uninstalled the Timeshift but the folder still exists under the root with 15 GB of storage, And ...
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Restore VPS to HyperV VM with a veeam backup

I had a VPS hosted by ovh that has burned last week. Fortunately I have a Veeam backup for this VPS and i have been able to make a VHD file and boot it on an HyperV VM. The problem is a kernel panic ...
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Restore Files from Sata SSD

I am new to this forum, so if I make a mistake, please let me know what I did wrong and let me edit my question. Basically, my friend had a laptop (a Dell Inspiron) that ran Windows 10. One day a ...
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My pictures folder just disappeared!

Using Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity desktop. Have been doing so for a long time; have not recently installed or changed anything. I just restarted the computer after it became unresponsive and started ...
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Accidentally deleted the Downloads folder

I deleted the default downloads folder by accident using the terminal, is there a way to create a new default system folder for downloads?
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The trickier part of a backup: The restoration

I would like to make the backup process of my system as sensible and efficient as possible. (Well, not as possible maybe, but a little bit at least.) In this course, the backup itself is the most ...
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Backup system and restore onto new machine

Hosted Virtual Computer Streaming via NoMachine OS: Ubuntu MATE 20.10 x86_64 Kernel: 5.8.0-44-generic Packages: 2576 (dpkg), 9 (snap) Shell: bash 5.0.17 DE: MATE Theme: Ambiant-MATE-Dark [GTK2/3] ...
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How to restore files from a deleted user?

I tried the kde plasma environment but it crashed and I removed a user. When I removed him I pressed the "keep files" but I can't find the files anywhere. Where are those files? I searched ...
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ssh+sudo+dump on server cannot be restored locally

I have inherited an Ubuntu 14.04 server that I need to create a sandboxed copy of locally in VirtualBox to experiment with as part of preparing to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04, as we strongly suspect it is ...
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What are all the options available to capture Ubuntu installation and later restore to a pristine condition?

For testing, I have been using an Ubuntu Server VM on a Windows machine under VMware and disabling persistent storage. After a reboot I'm back to the original machine configuration. It's really ...
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Proper and accurate way to back up in a folder, the hole System

What is the most accurate and safe way to backup the hole System (all the / directory) on ubuntu? I am new to Linux, and I am running Ubuntu Server 20.10 on a Raspberry Pi, and I want to backup ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 zfs grub rollback snapshots

I'm interested in teh ZFS snapshot feature, So I deployed 20.04 VM with ZFS. I created a snapshot to test how the rollback procedure works. sudo snapshot -r rpool@SNAP1 When then I created and ...
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Restoring MongoDB database from physical files

Issue My hard drive cannot boot into Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop any more (I suspect that the UI doesn't load but everything else should work fine). It will take too much time to analyze what went wrong, so ...
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Builtin backup tool in LTS

I have been using the builtin backup tool for several months creating a automatic file every week. Today I had a chance to use it to restore my files, stored in a USB stick just for backup that I can ...
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Déjà Dup does not allow to change google drive account from which restore the files

I had to reinstall Ubuntu and then I wanted to restore the backup I saved in Google Drive (using Deja-dup). It didn't ask me which account, it just said that there weren't any backups to restore. ...
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apt get rollback in time?

I installed packages in the last days and I decided. I try to removed them, and chrome was suddenly stop working. I assume that some of the packages were already installed, so chrome couldn't start ...
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How can I get an exact copy of Ubuntu's default /etc/crontab file from any official (local or remote) repository? [duplicate]

Long story short: I accidentally deleted the default content that the 64-bit Ubuntu 20.04 installer had put inside of /etc/crontab during Ubuntu's installation on my computer, so now I'm trying to ...
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How To Create A Live BackUp and Do An In Place Restore

I need to be able to remotely run a live backup of an Ubuntu server, which is on a VPS without physical access and then also be able to recover to that backup in place. I do not have console access, ...
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Nextcloud snap restore does not work. (Cannot write: No spacr left on device)

I have an Ubuntu Server 20.04 and want to restore my snapshot (sudo snap restore 22)from my old 18.04 System.I get the following error: - Restore data of snap "nextcloud" from snapshot set #...
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Migrating /home to a new PC

I have built a new PC and installed Kubuntu 20.04.1. I always keep the /home partition on a dedicated drive, so normally when upgrading hardware, I just migrate that drive across to the new box and ...
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Restoring data from badly damaged HDD [duplicate]

There is a message in Disks: DISK IS LIKELY TO FAIL SOON I have no idea what happed to this HDD. I tried to make an image of the damaged partition using Disks but after coping 15GB of the partition I ...
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Ubuntu server backup

I have Ubuntu bare-metal server, I want to create a full backup of the server to external storage and use the backup from external storage to load a new server Notes: The server is hosted on a remote ...
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“Backup Failed”: Could not restore ‘~/.cache/deja-dup/metadata’: File not found in backup

This problem has been reported before and claimed to be fixed. I am getting the same error when backing up which causes my next automatic backup to not start. Observations During backup there is a ~/....
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Restore Apple Magic Trackpad 2 settings on Ubuntu

I couldn't solve this problem despite spending many hours (two days), so I decided to ask here. How can I restore the default settings for the Apple Magic Trackpad 2 when using on Ubuntu? My problem ...
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ZFS pool to EXT4 partition

I installed zfsutils-linux and followed a tutorial of Canonical https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/setup-zfs-storage-pool#2-installing-zfs It doesn't work for me, I could manage to mount a pool which 4 HDDs ...
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Nvidia 340.108 issues

Last week I upgraded my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to version 18.04.05. Unfortunately it turned out, that after performing this update, NVIDIA Drivers 340.108 are not compatible anymore (I'm having GeForce 710M ...
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Software update error: Apt folder is no longer accessible, but is on a USB drive - need to move it back

Primary environment: Windows 10 64 Pro, Ubuntu 18.04 hosted on VMware Workstation: My system console could not be accessed after exceeding the allocated memory size. I increased the size, but was ...
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How to recover deleted files from Trash on NAS?

I have inadvertently deleted a large number of files from a directory on a file server (Synology DiskStation NAS). I deleted them using Double Commander on a client PC running Ubuntu Studio 18.04. If ...
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How to recover Ubuntu from changes made to files in gnome-shell/theme/

I had made changes to file usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-classic.css And usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/Yaru/gnome-shell-theme.gresource to decrease space between icons in app list. But, my system ...
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18.04LTS: Most recent restore date not offered

How do I restore with the most recent backup? I restored the saved data to another computer. I needed some files so I restored using the most recent backup point offered: 5/2020. All was successful. ...
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Restoring files from a Windows 7 backup to a Ubuntu PC

I am building a PC running Ubuntu 18.04LTS to replace a Windows 7 machine (about flipping time I hear you say!) for someone I help with their tech. The backup utility from Win7 has been used to make a ...
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How to read a RAID 0 array created in Windows (NTFS)

A customer came in with a corrupt hard drive. We took the hard drive, and cloned the data, via testdisk, onto a raid 0 array. The reason being is that the HDD was 2TB and the largest SSD we had atm ...
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How to recover files lost during cut and paste [duplicate]

Running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, I plugged in a usb flash drive and an external drive via usb. Using GUI "Files" I created a new directory (let's call it New_Directory for further reference) in ...
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Deja Dup restore soft lock

I am testing my deja dup backup on ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS and when I restore anything it just gets stuck in a loop of waiting and asking for my password, no error message or progress made. I know the ...
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Getting files from an internal harddrive that ran ubuntu 18

So my last laptop broke and I tried to restore the files from my internal ssd harddrive. I bought an adapter from the harddrive and plugged it into another computer running ubuntu. It asked me for a ...
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Restore OS and files

I had two OS on my laptop: Elementary and Ubuntu 20.04. Both of them had problems due to my old machine. So I used to switch from one to another. Today I tried to reinstall ubuntu. I wanted to keep ...
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How to Recover Data from Harddisk after formating using dd command [duplicate]

How do I recover data from an external hard disk? I used the dd command by mistake on the disk. Specifically, I used: dd if=xyz.iso of=/dev/sdb Please help me retrieve the lost data.
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Boot stuck at random phases

It all started with a very minor printing problem - I could not find the A3 page size in my HP printer. I tried to reinstall hplip, but it said it needed an old version of some python package. So I ...

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