Aaru Data Preservation Suite

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Media dump software and disc image manager
Source Code:https://github.com/aaru-dps/Aaru
License:GPL and LGPL
Platforms:Windows, Linux, macOS, FreeBSD
Function:Backup,Disk Imaging,Metadata Extraction
Content type:Disk Image,Software


Aaru is a tool designed to manage disc images created from any kind of media (optical, block, etc).

It can dump media from CD, DVD and Blu-ray drives (aka optical media), as well as almost any storage device that connects via SCSI, ATA, SATA, USB or FireWire.

It can also read and analyze several disk image formats from different manufacturers, for checksumming, comparison (even between different formats), or creating XML metadata for database consumption.

Last but not least it can recognize and identify almost all known partition table formats and file systems and show information about them, with support for accessing the files contained in those file systems getting added steadily, with a priority on archaic and uncommon filesystems, being the first software able to read the Lisa filesystem after its original operating system was deprecated.

This tool used to be called "DiscImageChef".

User Experiences[edit]

Development Activity[edit]

The tool is LGPL for the data portions and GPL for the user interface with all development. All development activity is visible on GitHub: https://github.com/aaru-dps/Aaru

Release Feed[edit]

Below the last 3 release feeds:

2021-10-01 00:43:33
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/18923203/v5.3.0 5.3.0 LTS]
by claunia
2021-09-26 23:09:09
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/18923203/v5.3.0-rc2 v5.3]
by claunia
2021-09-12 19:20:19
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/18923203/v5.3.0-rc1 v5.3]
by claunia

Activity Feed[edit]

Below the last 5 commits:

2021-11-25 04:15:28
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/5603159a825d111bf8c3129ca15d2416d3e23abc Implement byte addressable image for Super Nintendo cartridge dumps.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2021-11-24 04:24:20
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/05757ea9aba8878364dce6f0d2461b1d90465f35 Implement byte addressable image for Nintendo Game Boy Advance cartri…]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2021-11-24 04:06:40
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/620de34875c449ee09b046efb0df0931267e0ec4 Implement byte addressable image for Atari Lynx cartridge dumps.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2021-11-22 03:55:33
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/f83769ad7c54fc106a686a4dfe487ffba5e9733b Implement byte addressable image for Sega Game Gear and Master System…]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2021-11-22 03:54:57
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/8aa208ca70af0c3bf40f3a2e6cf1a8c84a84ac50 Add media types for Game Gear and Master System and Saturn cartridges.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia