Geek Software of the Week: DiskInternals Linux Recovery!
OK, this week’s GSotW is WAY geeky! As I have mentioned, two of my Linux web servers chose this week to die. And, die spectacularly! So, I searched for disk recovery software for Linux. And, I found some cool stuff! Sadly, nothing was able to recover my stuff… but that was because my data was too far gone. It got back the directory structure, but the files were 0 byte (not there!) Sigh. So, the recovery continues… I am at about 98% recovered… not too bad. The lesson, kids? Good, current backups. Linux is truly solid and reliable… but hardware has a limited life… and when it dies… it can make for a bad week! (Like mine!)
“DiskInternals Linux Recovery is a handy no-cost utility that runs under any version of Windows and designed to recover the erased or damaged information that is kept on Ext2/Ext3 partitions. DiskInternals Linux Recovery might come in handy on a number of occasions when due to the unforeseen contingencies there was a loss of important data stored on Ext2/Ext3 disks. DiskInternals Linux Recovery can recover both the files you just accidentally deleted and the files which have been erased long time ago. It is also capable of restoring corrupted files and can read and recover the information located on an inaccessible drive. The files you restore can be saved on any (including network) disk, which is visible to the host operating system. The utility also allows you to repair a corrupt or damaged partition table and attempt to restore a disk after a serious crash, so you’ll have a chance to repair a serious malfunction right away. In case you noticed that you lost a piece of valuable information only after you formatted a partition, DiskInternals Linux Recovery can unformat the disk and it will be up and running again.”