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 an ipod touch that has been disabled without using itunes

i got an ipod touch 5th gen that is disabled. I tried installing itunes using wine but it didn't work. is there any other way
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How to restore duplicity backup from one hostname to another?

I have been running scheduled backup from my 22.04 on one laptop which saves the files to google drive that is identified by the hostname, as far as I know. Is it possible to restore the content of ...
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I don't have the permission to restore files, using Backups graphically

I've done a backup from the backups app in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Now, I want to restore those files in a different laptop, with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. If I try to use the graphical way, I get the warning that ...
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Data backup and restoration guidance via zfs

I am creating a backup & restoration program to backup and restore all data on demand. Only Ubuntu installed onto zfs is supported as the backups would start as zfs snapshots. The speed of SSD's ...
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LVM restore configured lv to have more blocks then are available in vg

I recently had a 2TB disk go down due to, albeit, stupidity on my part. Let's just say I won't be working with live power anywhere near my server again. However, I don't have another disk that size, ...
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My laptop (using Ubuntu) is not restarting after I hit restart and a few power off and on attempts as well. Its only showing codes and I cannot figure

I was casually using my laptop and the windows suddenly won't open so I clicked restart and all I see now are codes.and its telling us to format all the existing files and we don't know how to restore ...
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Can you paste the original Ubuntu 20.04 syslog.service file content for me?

While adding a new service to the /etc/systemd/system/ folder, I have accidentally edited the syslog.service file and lost its original content. Can someone paste the original file content here for me?...
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failed to restore packages from server A to server B

I'm trying to install the packages from server A to server B, but I get these messages, and a specific error at the end of these warnings, do you know what I can do? why i get this error. command i am ...
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How can I restore cpanel backup from SSH?

I'm using reseller hosting with root access. Recently, I created a full cPanel backup of all the account located in my server, but now, I'm unable to restore it from SSH. However, I had done it from ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Deja Dup restore tab shows "Failed with unknown error" but I can access my backup GDrive folder

Deja Dup restore tab failed to show anything except the message "Failed with an unknown error" since I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04. I can access the backup folder on Google Drive from the ...
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Restore Error etc & var Folder

I'm trying to restore files from a backup of the etc/ folder and it came back with errors that it couldn't restore certain files. Turns out, they are all files that end with .mount, .list, & ....
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Boot Repair doesn't work

first at all excuse my English. I am using Ubuntu 21.10 dual boot with Windows. My problem started when in the Ubuntu terminal I entered the following command: mv /* /folder/folder I was in the ...
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restore ubuntu 20.04 to 2 days ago

Can I use /var/backups files to restore my system to its days of 2 days ago? i see in that folder files like alternative.tar.gz and dpkg.status and many more files, while everything with 2 in it is to ...
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How effective is Deja Dup backups?

I previously used windows and had Acronis TrueImage that took System Image backups periodically. I cannot find any decent System Image backup tool but Deja Dup backup seems to be promising. CloneZilla ...
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Restoring Snap Permissions

Having had not so great experiences with permissions on other devices, I tried to allow the least amount of permissions on my Ubuntu too. Unfortunately, I guess I took it too far as I can't access the ...
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After restarting laptop all files gone

I am using 20.04 version. When I restarted my laptop, all of my files were gone. It is like a fresh Ubuntu install on my laptop. The strange thing is that I can see some apps which I installed before. ...
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Backing up Linux using timeshift on an external hard drive

So here I just installed Timeshift on my ubuntu 20.04 LTS. As I was trying to set up the backup of my entire system using timeshift, it shows that I can only save backup data on my primary partition. (...
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Repair Ubuntu after uninstall of libjpeg

I had installed libjpeg9 manually at some point, because it was a dependency of some custom compiled project. I didn't need it anymore and wanted to remove it. I also saw some other libjpeg packages ...
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HD burned or if it was an error??? - How to check or know if can recoverd?

The HD already had some badblocks and operated between 9 to 20 gb free. Total space is 500gb. Working perfectly with no problems 1.Yesterday he made a noise. It looked like you were scratching. 2.And ...
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Backup and restore ubuntu over ssh

I need to backup my ubuntu filesystem through ssh, save in pendrive, format and install. Can anyone point me how can I do that. I think the steps are: Connect to the server through ssh Copy or create ...
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Accidentally deleted some files in /var - WSL2

I was trying to deleted some files in another directory called var and ended up deleting some files in my /var. I’m not sure which files. I have not experienced any issues yet. Should I reinstall ...
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Encryption password required for restore

I have reinstalled Ubuntu 20.04.03 to clear a black screen on boot. I have my files backed up to an external hard drive but when I try to run restore I am asked for an encryption password, which I was ...
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EXT4-fs (v mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)

I need some help. My Ubuntu can't load droplet. Server is on Digital Ocean, and now I can run server on recover mode, but I don't know what I have to do for normal loading mode. I don't have any ...
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After upgrading a package, the previous package version is lost, so I cannot downgrade back to it

After I upgraded a package, when I ran apt-cache policy <package-name>, I saw that the previous version of this same package is not there in the list. Before the bind9-dnsutils package was ...
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restore my system

I faced a problem since I've run the commands in link to upgrade from ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS to 20.04. Unfortunately, I couldn't upgrade. Besides, running those commands broke other things from running. ...
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How to restore the previous version of log file?

I run my program on my college server and have to provide a log file to update the results of the program. Accidently I submitted a program without updating the name of the log file and hence the ...
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Polkit All Messed Up

Ubuntu, vanilla 20.04.3 LTS - Originally installed Ubuntu about June of 2018. Somehow I recently messed up my own permissions and started getting polkit error messages about me not being a member of ...
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Can't restore my backup using deja dup

It restores some things, but then it says that it cannot restore the following files and asks me to make sure I can write to them How do I do that? how do I make sure I am able to write to them?
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Restoring from old hard drive

Background: I have a Dell Laptop with Ubuntu (VERSION="20.04.3 LTS (Focal Fossa)"). This laptop has a 1TB hard drive. Now I am looking to upgrade the laptop to a 2TB hard drive (SSD). ...
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Deja Dup restore fails with unknown error, creates a folder instead of a file

reviewing a bit about it, I found this unsolved question in another forum that perfectly describes my downside: I'm a relative noob. I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Backed up a folder on my Data drive ...
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Restore one file or folder to a different computer with Deja Dup

I have a full backup on external HD using Deja Dup on a Ubuntu 20.04 desktop box. I just crashed and would like to restore certain files and folders to my tiny laptop. E.g. /home/joe/Documents/...
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How to backup /home partition from one laptop and restore to another

On my current laptop, I have installed the /home in a separate partition, in the case I need to reinstall the OS, without having to backup and restore files and configurations. My laptop is having ...
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How to Fully Backup and Restore gpg Keys, Signatures and Settings

My gpg backup process so far is: $ gpg --export-ownertrust > PATH/TO/BACKUP/ownertrust.txt $ cp -u ~/.gpgrc PATH/TO/BACKUP/ $ cp -u ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf PATH/TO/BACKUP/ $ gpg --...
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Deja Dup UnicodeDecodeError when attempting a restore from a live session onto a clean install

I'm trying to restore my system to before a borked upgrade. There is a fresh install of 18.04 Desktop on the drive now, and I'm trying to restore my settings and such using Deja Dup from a live ...
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Unity desktop configuration not recognized after restoring /home/user directory from backup

Starting point I have a new HDD in my desktop where I successfully installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with the same partition table as the old HDD, also with Ubuntu 20.04. In both situations I use the Unity ...
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Ubuntu 21.04. Newbie here. Please confirm correctness before I do a Timeshift system restore

Newbie here. See pics. Some of my apps got messed up and I want to do a Timeshift system restore to yesterday (Aug 10th). Please look at the pics and see if I’m all set to do a restore. Will this ...
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deja-dup: How to restore a LUbuntu 18.04.5 backup to Ubuntu 20.04.2, including with app settings and app local folders?

BACKGROUND I have an old PC running LUbuntu 18.04.5, and a newer PC on which I plan to run LUbuntu 20.04.2 or Ubuntu 20.04.2 (which I will first download to a DVD). Indications from the GUI of Deja-...
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Restoring [K]Ubuntu 20.04 after removing Python with apt-get

TLDR: I need to restore my distro after sudo removing all Python dependencies I did the stupid thing and now I need to fix it. I wanted to do a clean install of Python for a class, uninstalling all ...
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restore __pycache__ folder from trash ubuntu 18.04

I accidentally removed pycache folder in my computer running ubuntu 18.04 lts and when I try to restore it gives me the error message Item in the trash may not be modified How to fix this?
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How to make recovery system image in ubuntu 20.04 like windows system image?

I am new to ubuntu. I try to learn ubuntu, now I have a problem with backup. I try to make a recovery system image for ubuntu and I carry it on my Pendrive. When my computer goes wrong I restore the ...
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missing "restore missing files" option

I want to restore files that I accidentally removed from my computer. I use ubuntu 20.04 as my OS, Files (3.36.3-stable) as the file manager, and Déjà Dup Backup Tool (40.7) as the backup program The ...
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Restore a linux partition image (by Macrium Reflect) after HDD format

My previous setup had Windows and Ubuntu in two primary partitions on the same HDD. I had backed up the Ubuntu and EFI partitions (using Macrium Reflect) before giving to service center, where they ...
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Roll back Ubuntu upgrade

Has anyone ever actually rolled back an upgrade? The upgrades installed 07-07-2021 Upgrade: avahi-autoipd:amd64 (0.8-5ubuntu3, 0.8-5ubuntu3.1), avahi-utils:amd64 (0.8-5ubuntu3, 0.8-5ubuntu3.1), ...
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Failed to start session Ubuntu 18.04, library uninstalled unintentionally

When I ran the command $sudo apt install sqlite It failed to install successfully, rather said uninstalled library Then I saw most of the softwares uninstalled from that platform. I shoted down my ...
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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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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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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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