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:

2022-03-06 02:30:03
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/18923203/v5.3.1 5.3.1 LTS]
by claunia
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

Activity Feed[edit]

Below the last 5 commits:

2022-04-18 14:45:21
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/22aa46e70a07fa62d5657ad7295fb33c145b4371 Catch socket exceptions when connecting to a remote.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2022-04-18 14:37:36
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/333d1e43109e014766166e7da3c06603b307cc92 Handle dumping CD-i discs with audio tracks and a hidden data track 1…]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2022-04-18 12:39:02
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/90d0d6f6c9fad7497ccada49ea67eb14a30e1b01 Do not overwrite a track's ISRC with the next track's.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2022-04-18 11:34:47
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/fa4aa1a684fcc72d099e7549dc449da4ed7089b5 Remove net6 string from output path.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2022-04-18 08:45:18
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/599213a37c7c72b8402d07fcfc12f2f68735b21e Fix .NET 6 TFM.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia