5 of the Best Free Linux Data Recovery Tools
Data recovery is the process of retrieving data from corrupted
damaged storage media when it cannot be accessed. The storage media in
question will often be a hard disk, but it can also be removable media
as CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and storage tapes. There are many different
reasons why a system administrator may need to use data recovery tools.
At boot up, mainstream Linux distributions perform routine
to identify and fix any inconsistencies in the file system. A damaged
file system might be caused by the computer not shutting down in an
orderly fashion, which can occur say in the event of a power cut.
such routine scans will not detect hardware failure which might exist
for a long period without being noticeable to users. Accesses to bad
sectors on the media can make the situation worse, and with further
usage as well as the passage of time, the media can eventually become
As data is a priceless asset for many organisations, you
might think it will be necessary to use a professional recovery
service. However, these are incredibly expensive. A better strategy is
to have a good set of open source software with a plan ready to be
implemented if you need to recover the system, and not simply to have
made regular backups of data, and saved the partitioning information on
the hard disk.
The software featured in this article are high quality
standalone tools which help you to recover data in a range of
circumstances. It is also worth remembering that there are also
dedicated Linux distributions which provide lots of useful system
administration software including data recovery tools. SystemRescue CD
and Trinity Rescue Kit are two respected examples.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 5 high quality Linux data
recovery tools. These tools may well be a life-saver in the
event that you need to retrieve data from corrupted media. We would
strongly recommend that you become familiar with how they work just in
case you are
ever put in the position of needing to recover data.
Now, let's explore the 5 data recovery tools at hand. For each
we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an
in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant
resources and reviews.
|Data Recovery Tools
maintaining network machines
scanner and disk recovery tool
||Copy utility ignoring errors
and File Recovery
||GNU data recovery tool
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Last Updated Sunday, September 22 2013 @ 12:27 AM EDT