TestDisk

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TestDisk

Post#1 by tzok » 06 Jul 2014, 21:42

Another useful tool on a bootable USB stick.

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Re: TestDisk

Post#2 by donald » 06 Jul 2014, 22:07

Hi tzok
brokenman planned a porteus rescue Edition:
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=3276
I don't know if any progress is being made...

Meanwhile you may find the Trinity-Rescue-Kit useful..
http://trinityhome.org/

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Re: TestDisk

Post#3 by brokenman » 11 Jul 2014, 01:21

Progress is being made. I have rewritten most of the base already. So far the basic backup options include:

Back up of entire device or partitions to local or remote storage. This can be compressed on the fly which means if there is no space on the machine you are working on, you can make an image of the partition directly over ssh and it will land compressed on the target server. Next step is to add all the extra applications used for sniffing, repairing, scanning, recovering etc. I am not working on a deadline for this project as I want to be thorough, and also give some of my free time to family which is demanding my attention of late. It is a unique rescue disk in that everything is GUI. Many of the command line tools will have a front end written for them.
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Re: TestDisk

Post#4 by donald » 11 Jul 2014, 12:41

Sounds promising
One question, before it's too late to talk about it, and because I had some
bad experiences in the past with (windows) Tools.
Will the Imaging-tool be able to save and RESTORE disk Images to/from usb-Devices?
means:
boot the rescue-live-CD/USB, and restore an Image-File residing on an attached usb-Device to an empty internal Hdd?
just say "of course" and I will be happy.. :)

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Re: TestDisk

Post#5 by beny » 11 Jul 2014, 20:55

testdisk is on slackbuild with photorec included,and you can use the porteus internal iso make script or the dd command powerful tool that make an img. of the whole device 4, 8, 16 ,giga or more and you can restore it easily.

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Re: TestDisk

Post#6 by Ed_P » 11 Jul 2014, 21:39

beny wrote:testdisk is on slackbuild with photorec included,
:shock: Thanks beny. I was not aware there were Linux version of these tools!! And USM!!
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Re: TestDisk

Post#7 by beny » 12 Jul 2014, 12:31

hi the porteus way ,is usm choose the software you want build and go,if you want to do in the slackware way install sbopkg the last version,that create a directory in /var/lib and rsync the slackbuild server, usage is, sbopkg -b testdisk,but usm do the task very well too

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