Cross-Platform Data Recovery Solution: TestDisk & PhotoRec

If for any reason, you have lost information of any of your disks: either hard drives, memory cards or flash drives, you should try TestDisk & PhotoRec, a free, open source multi-platform application distributed under GNU Public License which is very efficient on retrieving data from those drives.

iPod Disk Data Restore

iPod drive data recovery tool is non-destructive and read only software that provides full recovery of your accidently deleted media files and folders. iPod corrupt disk mode retrieval tool revives your lost mp3, mp4, m4v, m4b, m4a, apple loss less audio, video songs and audible audio book.

Data Loss in Linux due to Logical Volume Manager

Logical Volume Manager or LVM for Linux operating system does the great work for maintaining the disk drives and similar mass-storage devices. Particularly for the RAID systems, use of LVM has great advantages. The Linux flavor like RedHat will allow you to create LVM volumes on top of the RAID volumes.

Recovering Files by Data Carving with Foremost

Foremost is a console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures. This process is commonly referred to as data carving. Foremost can work on image files, such as those generated by dd, Safeback, Encase, etc, or directly on a drive.

gddrescue: a tool for recovering data from damaged media

I wanted to recover data from a failing hard drive, and asked on IRC if any good tools existed for Ubuntu. Someone pointed me towards GNU ddrescue (named gddrescue in Debian and Ubuntu), which is designed for rescuing data from any file or block device.

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