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:

2022-12-23 17:44:12
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/18923203/v6.0.0-alpha9 v6.0.0 Alpha 9]
by claunia
2022-12-23 14:10:42
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/18923203/v5.3.2 5.3.2 LTS]
by claunia
2022-12-14 12:07:16
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/18923203/v5.3.2-rc2 5.3.2-rc2]
by claunia

Activity Feed[edit]

Below the last 5 commits:

2023-08-22 14:27:52
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/ebf893e2780acdfb3fe5e2a383a60e40f49d4cc8 Add reader for DiscImageCreator DVD Raw dumps (#817)]
by FakeShemp https://github.com/FakeShemp
2023-08-05 10:07:32
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/d1d9e0833e4509caffa629b416f66f95b7c8df3a Merge pull request #813 from aaru-dps/fakeshemp/aaruf-bugfix]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2023-08-04 18:47:15
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/9d8adbe7f391718ca12be36e81d7c906b16c8868 Fix reading sector tag]
by FakeShemp https://github.com/FakeShemp
2023-07-30 21:19:12
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/5410ae5e74f2177887cd1e0e1866d8d55cf244d9 Merge pull request #811 from aaru-dps/fakeshemp/css]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2023-07-30 20:26:11
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/e7ede152345a94049d9a5e8f2227e48711e7a972 Decrypt CSS images on conversion]
by FakeShemp https://github.com/FakeShemp