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aragon

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Sep 2008, 08:50    Post_subject:  ddrescue
Sub_title: Data Recovery Tool
 

Home: http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html
Version: 1.13

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GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying hard to rescue data in case of read errors.


Compiled in 4.31.

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Sep 2008, 16:44    Post_subject:  

More obfuscation of the dd command, which besides already residing within Puppy Linux, it is your friend.
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec 2008, 07:57    Post_subject:  

updated to version 1.9. see main post.

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PostPosted: Sat 31 Jan 2009, 09:48    Post_subject:  

Obfuscation in the sense that Puppy Linux is an obfuscation of the linux kernel.

Or any script is an obfuscation of bash.

gnu ddrescue worked tirelessly overnight for me rescuing a crashed hard drive. After building an inital image file of the drive, it returns to the drive and splits up the data error areas into smaller and smaller chunks, recovering progressively more data, and updating the image file.

You can stop at any time with Ctrl-C. Interruptions will not crash it, lose the latest version of the image or much of the progressively finer work it does in recovery. It can be re-started at any time and will continue refining the image because it references its logfile to find out where it was. Once started, its actions are completely automatic, so you can go to bed and leave it to do its work. I suppose these are obfuscations on the "purity" of dd. So be it.

Thank you Aragon for making this valuable disk recovery tool available to Puppy users, and for updating it!
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb 2009, 05:59    Post_subject:  

hi vtpup,

glad it helped you.

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Feb 2009, 08:25    Post_subject:  

uploaded v. 1.10. see main post.

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jul 2009, 06:58    Post_subject:  

Thanks Aragon. I was able to save my important files on my laptop's hard drive that Ubuntu trashed.
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jul 2009, 08:23    Post_subject:  

Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2009, 07:31    Post_subject:  

uploaded v. 1.11, see main post.

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2009, 08:32    Post_subject:  

I got dd-rescue 1.14 from here.
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aragon

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug 2009, 09:10    Post_subject:  

well no...

this one is gnu ddresue from here: http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html
the other one is dd_rescue from here: http://www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/ddrescue/

seems to be the result of the free world... Confused

but before you ask, no i don't know which one is better....

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Apr 2010, 04:16    Post_subject:  

uploaded new version. see main post.

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Apr 2010, 09:38    Post_subject:  

Thank you for continuing to maintain this, Aragon.
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PostPosted: Wed 29 Sep 2010, 03:17    Post_subject:  

uploaded new version. see main post.

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Oct 2010, 11:38    Post_subject:  

There are newer versions: http://www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/ddrescue/
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