Bug#316238: RFP: GNU ddrescue - Data recovery tool
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
You can find some interesting information about how GNU ddrescue
compares with Garloff's dd_rescue (currently in debian as 'ddrescue') at
Antonio Diaz Diaz.