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Restoring Data on Linux 0:00-3:17 In this demonstration, we're going to talk about restoring data from backups on a Linux system. Now obviously before you can restore data from backup, you have to have first backed up the data in the first place, otherwise there's nothing to restore. So I'm going to come over here to my Search button,and I'm going to click on Backups to verify that my backups are currently configured and running, and you can see that the last backup was taken today. I have another backup scheduled for tomorrow, so I have a good set of backups available to restore data from. So, let's go to my Home directory on this Linux system, and let's say that I'm not paying attention, I'm very distracted today because it's Fridayand I'm thinking about the weekend, and I'm not paying attention to what I'm doing. I go into Documents, I click on a document that I've been working on, it's a very important document, and I accidentally delete it without paying attention. Likewise, I've got some source code over here that I've been playing with for the Linux operating system, and oops, I accidentally deleted it, as well.And then, because I'm really not paying attention, I went down to my Trash and I emptied it. Those files are now gone. So, later in the day, I am getting ready to work on my files, I open up my Home folder, I go to Documents, and oh no, my ipsum.odt file is gone. What do I do? So I got down here and check the Trash. Trash is empty. It's not in there. Well fortunately, I took a backup previously, and that file was included in the backup, so I can restore it. Now there are two different ways to restore on Linux, and I'll point out before we go any farther, that the way I'm going to do the restore is unique to Ubuntu Linux, which is what we're using here. Other distributions might use the same mechanism, other distributions might use a completely
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different backup and restore mechanism. We can't, obviously, cover them all in this course, so we've picked the backup and restore mechanism used by Ubuntu Linux because it's one of the most popular Linux distributions. So there's actually two different options for restoring files. The first one is to open up my backups utility, and then click on the Restore button. That works just fine, however, the restore utility's also integrated into the file explorer interface, as well, and I really like this because I can go to the folder where the file resides that's missing, that I need to restore from backup, and I can just right-click right here and click on Restore Missing Files. It'll take a look and see what files used to be in this folder, and that aren't in this folder anymore, and here you can see the ipsum.odt file that I accidentally deleted that I need to restore. So I mark it, I click Forward, I click Restore, and I do need to provide the password that I specified when I originally set up my backup process. And my file has been successfully restored. My ipsum.odt file is available once again. Hit Close.
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