Failsafe dd


0. Contents

   1. Purpose
      1.1. What is dd?
   2. Copying
   3. Requirements
   4. Downloading

1. Purpose

Imitate the behavior of the unix tool dd, but in a way that is suitable for copying the contents of a broken hard disk to another.
That is, ignore read errors, don't desync in stream positions and aim to minimal data loss.


1.1. What is dd?

This is a program to copy a file or data stream to another file or data stream.

2. Copying

faildd has been written by Joel Yliluoma, a.k.a. Bisqwit,
and is distributed under the terms of the General Public License (GPL).

3. Requirements

A C++ compiler is required. The program also requires LARGEFILE support which is only available in recent versions of POSIX compliant operating systems such as Linux.

4. Downloading

Downloading help

  • Do not download everything - you only need one file (newest version for your platform)!
  • Do not use download accelerators or you will be banned from this server before your download is complete!

Date (Y-md-Hi) acc        Size Name                
2008-1023-2143 r--       17961 faildd-1.0.6.tar.bz2
2008-1023-2143 r--       18186 faildd-1.0.6.tar.gz
2006-0426-1121 r--       16805 faildd-1.0.5.tar.bz2
2006-0426-1121 r--       17002 faildd-1.0.5.tar.gz
2006-0426-1121 r--        4498 patch-faildd-1.0.4-1.0.5.bz2
2006-0426-1121 r--        4203 patch-faildd-1.0.4-1.0.5.gz
2003-1010-1440 r--       16676 faildd-1.0.4.tar.bz2
2003-1010-1440 r--        6401 patch-faildd-1.0.3-1.0.4.bz2
2002-1214-1636 r--       16142 faildd-1.0.3.tar.bz2
2002-1214-1636 r--       10083 patch-faildd-1.0.2-1.0.3.bz2
2002-1003-1729 r--       17399 faildd-1.0.2.tar.bz2
2002-1003-1729 r--        1397 patch-faildd-1.0.1-1.0.2.bz2
2002-1003-1723 r--       17383 faildd-1.0.1.tar.bz2
2002-1003-1723 r--       13941 patch-faildd-1.0.0-1.0.1.bz2
2002-1003-1717 r--        4427 faildd-1.0.0.tar.bz2
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