These are archived pages, most of them date back to 2007-2012. This content might not be relevant or accurate anymore.

Partition rescue and backup tools



Tool for recovering partitions after partiotion table loss. Extended partitions may not be detected correctly.


[testdisk]( is similar to gpart but also recognises Linux RAID and LVM 2.

dd_rescue and gddrescue

Very handy tools for copying from damaged media or combining more damaged sources.



partimage (homepage) is a tool for backing up and restoring whole partitions (without unused space and may be compressed). It has also server for restoring over network.

mondo and mindi

Powrfull backup system (homepage).

disorder's homepage