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Bug#316238: RFP: GNU ddrescue - Data recovery tool

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

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.

The basic operation of GNU ddrescue is fully automatic. That is, you don't have to wait for an error, stop the program, read the log, run it in reverse mode, etc.

If you use the logfile feature of GNU ddrescue, the data is rescued very efficiently (only the needed blocks are read). Also you can interrupt the rescue at any time and resume it later at the same point.

License : GNU General Public License V2 or later

GNU ddrescue is hosted at http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html

The latest version of GNU ddrescue can be found at http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/ddrescue/

You can find some interesting information about how GNU ddrescue compares with Garloff's dd_rescue (currently in debian as 'ddrescue') at http://freshmeat.net/projects/addrescue/

Antonio Diaz Diaz.

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