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    Phoronix: GNU's Data Recovery Tool Updated With New Options

    GNU ddrescue, an open-source data recovery tool that copies data from one file / block device to another while rescuing the good portions of data in case of read errors, is out with a new version...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTgwNjA

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    One of those tools you hope you never have to use, but when you need it, it's great. Had a 120gb hard drive that crashed, it had a 100gb partition (rest was free for a future windows install that never happened), I was able use ddrescue to recover all but ~1mb in 3 or 4 days.

    Had a lot of luck, but the tool helped a lot. Kudos to the authors.

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      I've saved several laptop drives with it. Excellent tool.

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        Sounds nice but the GPL3 license pretty much makes it impossible to use. I prefer testdisk. While it's GPL, it's the older version 2.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by caligula View Post
          Sounds nice but the GPL3 license pretty much makes it impossible to use. I prefer testdisk. While it's GPL, it's the older version 2.
          What are you talking about? ddrescue is easy to use. You can install it from a package, download the source and build it yourself, or use it from a live distro like Ubuntu Rescue Remix or SystemRescueCD.

          And testdisk is in no way a replacement for ddrescue. Two different functionalities.

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