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Ubuntu 12.04: user configuration sudden rollback

I am a newbie to Linux and after half of year working in Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) had encountered the following strange thing: one day I am doing manual restart of Linux PC and at next boot observing ...
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1answer
21 views

Accidentaly rsync --delete, /usr is affected, any way to check and reinstall missing component?

I was working on a ubuntu 12.04 server, testing to restore a backup (how ironic, I didn t done the "real" backup). Tried a rsync with --delete flag on /, I ctrl+c almost immediately, but rsync ...
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1answer
71 views

How do I back up Windows to a smaller hard drive using Linux software?

I have a 320GB hard drive that has about 50GB used, with a borked Windows install (I think). I need to grab a 1-1 copy of it before I send it to the manufacturer for fixing, since the latest backup is ...
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2answers
245 views

Can't restore laptop windows after Ubuntu (GRUB error)

Hi I tried out Ubuntu but wasn't happy, so I tried to restore windows from my laptop's CD, but after the restoration process finishes and the system reboots I get "GRUB loading, Error 17". How can I ...
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1answer
750 views

Backup Un-Bootable Windows 7 Partition with Ubuntu Live CD, then restore partition to fresh Windows 7

My Windows 7 computer can not get past the Windows 7 Splash Screen, cannot enter safe mode (stops loading at \Windows\system32\DRIVERS\cbvd.sys), cannot be system restored (from restore point), and ...
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5answers
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How do I reset the factory capacity of harddisks on win7 or ubuntu

I have a 3TB Hitachi HD () which progressively 'lost' displayed capacity to currently just above 740 GB. Explorer, Installation-DVD and harddisk manager (win7) all agree on this size @ 1.5 billion ...
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How can I backup a Ubuntu system and restore it on another maching with completely different hardware?

I just completed my Ubuntu installation. It contains all packages I need and I configured my apps correctly. I would like to backup this installation and be able to restore it to different computers ...
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2answers
450 views

Can I make a system backup, encrypt the disk, and restore everything with Ubuntu?

I'm repeating a question that I posted on Server Fault. It was moved by another user to AskUbuntu because of a lack of responses. I think this is the more appropriate place to ask, but I don't think I ...
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3answers
451 views

Can't restore using BackInTime: nothing happens

It all should be simple, but I probably miss some detail: Made two backups (successfully) Choose one backup (successfully) Select it and press 'restore' - nothing happens, the files are not restored ...
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1answer
622 views

Restore Subversion from file backups

I recently had to send in my computer for repairs, and my hard drive ended up getting replaced. Luckily I had a backup of the files, but no system image. I'd like to get my SVN repositories back, but ...
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1answer
523 views

Restoring Ubuntu image to a partition on a external drive

My goal here is to install a bootable version of ubuntu onto a partition on my old ipod photo. Here is what i have done: I have been using disk utility to do all of this * 1) Enables disk mode ...
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Windows 7 backup network restore: “The network location cannot be reached, 0x800704CF”

When I try to restore from a backup image, I get this error. After I enter the network address (\\10.0.0.1\backup or \\z\backup), the wizard presents me with the network login dialog, which leads ...
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How to create a restore point in Ubuntu?

Like Time Machine in Mac OS X. Is it possible?
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2answers
628 views

Just overwrote /etc/lib on Ubuntu 10.10. How can I best restore it?

I've accidentally overwritten /etc/lib on Ubuntu 10.10 using sudo mv ( I was trying to put a folder in there, and I couldn't write using the GUI, and didn't want the libs sitting in my home ...
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3answers
960 views

Pre upgrade backup for Ubuntu/Linux?

Well. I'd like to upgrade my parent's box from 8.10 (intrepid) to 10.04 LTS (lucid). Doing this from the package manager should work, but I want to get a backup of the system if things go haywire or ...
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1answer
208 views

Restoring a folder from sbackup archives

I am using sbackup(Simple Backup) tool on Ubuntu 10.04. It is set to take full backups per month and incremental backups everyday. When I needed to rollback a software project of mine, I saw that its ...
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4answers
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How do I save a “restore point” in Linux?

I have some program that I want to run but I am not sure if it is going to do anything malicious. I have an old ubuntu pc which I am using to run it. I know in Windows you have save a restore point ...
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How can I restore GRUB without a live CD?

I realize that this is a duplicate of a question asked before, but in that question the asker managed to find his live CD and no real answer appeared, thus I am re-asking it. I managed to screw up my ...
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2answers
200 views

Untar with date filter

Is there any way to untar and only extract those files that are above a certain date including directory structure?? I restored a backup on a play server but it was a few days old. However I have a ...
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2answers
310 views

How to restore Ubuntu desktop?

A few days back, I installed Compiz to try out the 3D desktop effects. Unfortunately, that messed up my desktop, and it has since been working in low resolution mode. Can someone suggest a quick ...
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2answers
51 views

reactivating ubuntu after windows install

I installed unbuntu from a live CD in order to save some data from the windows OS previously installed on my computer. Now I've reinstalled windows, but I don't see the grub menu, in order to choose ...
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1answer
182 views

How can I backup an Ubuntu install with multiple partitions and restore it to a single partition (or LVM)?

The title says it all: I have a machine that has several partitions. I'd like to back it all up (preferably as a single image) and restore it to a single partition/maybe LVM. I've run into more and ...
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7answers
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How can I undo or rollback an “apt-get upgrade” command on Ubuntu?

Is there a way in Ubuntu to rollback or undo the last upgrade after doing an apt-get upgrade if you don't like the results?
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3answers
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Will installing Linux wipe my restore partition?

My old XP ThinkPad T41 needs a reinstall to deal with Windows rot. It has a restore partition that I have used before without issues. However, after tinkering with live CDs over the years and, more ...
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4answers
458 views

Is this a complete way to back up a Linux installation?

Back when I first made the switch to Linux, I didn't know nearly as much about it as I do now. As a result, there are several fundamental things about how my partitions and operating systems are set ...