1. The act of recovering data or a system from a backup.


  1. To reestablish, or bring back into existence.
    to restore harmony among those who are at variance
    He restored my lost faith in him by doing a good deed.
  2. To bring back to a previous condition or state.
  3. To give or bring back (that which has been lost or taken); to bring back to the owner; to replace.
  4. To give in place of, or as restitution for.
  5. To recover (data, etc.) from a backup.
    There was a crash last night, and we're still restoring the file system.
  6. To make good; to make amends for.

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