GNU's ddrescue For Disk Recovery Updated With New Options
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 6 February 2017 at 05:05 AM EST. 1 Comment
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GNU ddrescue continues work on being a capable data recovery tool for copying data from a file or block device to another, doing more than just the dd command. GNU ddrescue 1.22 was released over the weekend as the newest version of this tool.

The ddrescue 1.22 release has a number of new options, including for exiting on errors, reset the slow read counter, improved logging options, and a range of other new capabilities.

Those wishing to learn more about all of the changes for the GNU ddrescue 1.22 release can read the info-gnu announcement for a full listing of the major changes.
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