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:

2021-12-28 03:45:51
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/5755ae56c1e296c5ceb03847aa8948bd943adc3c Add support for dumping Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance…]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2021-12-28 03:42:32
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/77f3d2fde0b7f87340a946a51504c3467f871a9a Add support for dumping Nintendo 64 cartridges using a Retrode.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2021-12-28 03:36:13
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/60f957b5399cdfe6aec988a266505ce3ac61e66b Add support for dumping Master System / Sega Mark III cartridges usin…]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2021-12-28 03:30:34
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/c1a694a7ed0a59995a660fa956bbb41627cff436 Add support for dumping Genesis / Mega Drive cartridges using a Retrode.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia
2021-12-28 03:21:18
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/14510f2fdf3367156b3378919552732295db3e60 Add support for dumping SNES / Super Famicom cartridges using a Retrode.]
by claunia https://github.com/claunia