Aaru Data Preservation Suite

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Media dump software and disc image manager
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

Development Activity

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

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

Below the last 5 commits:

2022-09-23 01:08:32
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/b1ac16c551afda3195fb83faca3ca39823ca5a2b Merge pull request #747 from williamtheaker/patch-1]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2022-09-23 01:04:48
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/895c9e02a9e15ed142a5c7a45340d8a3bc14f21e Add device report to general issue template]
by williamtheaker https://github.com/williamtheaker
2022-09-06 13:25:53
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/5edaa45b20e4da7b6b36b458ea9905ef8f397661 Merge pull request #743 from robin-francois/devel]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2022-09-05 08:14:50
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/baeb5467c906613d2dec761bd8ca0e63ac452067 Merge pull request #1 from robin-francois/robin-francois-cosmetic-2]
by robin-francois https://github.com/robin-francois
2022-09-05 08:11:48
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/be234cfd7bb48349dbb4d2e27aa7bf4e62c4ad01 Create Info.cs]
by robin-francois https://github.com/robin-francois