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:

2022-12-23 17:38:12
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/89ae5e8d8b7aa47ca1e2573cf13ed37df5f34e8f Update changelog.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2022-12-23 17:38:04
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/3b8aac514384341201e37a106a4f4398469de9b0 Bump version to v6.0.0-alpha9.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2022-12-23 17:37:31
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/89ea1b2b3e1c6865379adcb25e9f70ea35c3af9e Update build scripts for .NET 7.0.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2022-12-23 14:31:25
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/e10c237ebd879041f49b6f1d58d643a14e901995 Update release checklist.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2022-12-23 14:31:18
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/998fdd3bf1df4fcb857ca6c01e9cc940fef345e5 Set OpenSSL dependency version for ArchLinux PKGBUILD.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia