ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying to rescue the good parts first in case of read errors. 1
ddrescue can be installed with the Pakfire web interface or via the console:
pakfire install ddrescue
There is no web interface for this Addon. To run this Addon open the client console or terminal and access the IPFire box via SSH.
To obtain a list of possible options:
The output is similar to this:
[root@ipfire ~]# ddrescue -h GNU ddrescue - Data recovery tool. Copies data from one file or block device to another, trying hard to rescue data in case of read errors. Usage: ddrescue [options] infile outfile [logfile] You should use a logfile unless you know what you are doing. Options: -h, --help display this help and exit -V, --version output version information and exit -b, --block-size=<bytes> sector size of input device [default 512] -B, --binary-prefixes show binary multipliers in numbers [SI] . . . Numbers may be followed by a multiplier: b = blocks, k = kB = 10^3 = 1000, Ki = KiB = 2^10 = 1024, M = 10^6, Mi = 2^20, G = 10^9, Gi = 2^30, etc... Report bugs to email@example.com Ddrescue home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html General help using GNU software: http://www.gnu.org/gethelp