GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block device (hard disk, CD-ROM, etc.) to another, trying hard to rescue data in case of read errors. GNU ddrescuelog is a tool that manipulates ddrescue logfiles, shows logfile contents, converts logfiles to/from other formats, compares logfiles, tests rescue status, and can delete a logfile if the rescue is done.
Release Notes: The long name of the option “-r” has been changed to “–retry-passes” to make it clear that ddrescue tries each sector only once per retry pass. The default value of option “-a, –min-read-rate” has been changed to 0 (auto). The effect of option ‘-O, –reopen-on-error’ is now limited to the copying phase, but it also reopens the file on slow reads.
Release Tags: Development
Tags: Recovery Tools
Original news: http://freecode.com/projects/addrescue