safecopy - Commandline Data Recovery Tool

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Tumbleweed
Repository Archiving Backup x86_64 + i586
Package filename safecopy-1.6-1.47.i586.rpm
Package name safecopy
Package version 1.6
Package release 1.47
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Category Productivity/Archiving/Backup
License GNU General Public License version 2 (GPL v2)
Maintainer -
Download size 53.75 KB
Installed size 113.09 KB
safecopy is a data recovery tool which tries to extract as much data as
possible from a seekable but problematic (i.e., damaged sectors) source like
floppy drives, hard disk partitions, CDs, etc., where other tools like dd
would fail due to I/O errors.
Eric Noack <>


Package Version Architecture Repository
safecopy-1.6-1.47.x86_64.rpm 1.6 x86_64 Archiving Backup
safecopy - - -


Name Value -


Name Value
safecopy = 1.6-1.47
safecopy(x86-32) = 1.6-1.47


Type URL
Binary Package safecopy-1.6-1.47.i586.rpm
Source Package safecopy-1.6-1.47.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the Archiving Backup repository:
    # zypper addrepo archiving-backup
  2. Install safecopy rpm package:
    # zypper install safecopy




2009-09-09 - Pascal Bleser <> 1.6
- update to 1.6:
* fixes a bug regarding badblock include file handling
- changes from 1.5:
* now features a benchmark suite, ready to test-run data recovery tools in a controlled environment
* the safecopy main program has been enhanced to be able to read from /dev/raw devices or open files with O_DIRECT if requested
* new command line switches generate debug output and collect statistic information on damaged devices to be used for simulation with the benchmark utility
- changes from 1.4:
* some fixed typos in safecopy documentation, program output, and code
2009-05-21 - Pascal Bleser <>
- update to 1.3:
* safecopy has been internally redesigned to improve reliability and predictability of behavior
* blocksize autodetection now also works in combination with low level device access
* blocksizes can now be specified as a percentage of the file size or as multiples of the hardware blocksize, making these options much easier to use
* new option presets provide shortcuts for multi-stage data rescue with minimum commandline typing effort
- changes in 1.2:
* support for low-level I/O on CD and DVD drives has been fixed and enhanced, including correct detection of disk type and sector layout
* the low-level I/O is more intelligent and uses drive resets only when deemed necessary
* this release supports the twaddle I/O syscall on floppy drives
* system integration has been improved by adding a standard conform man page to the documentation
2009-02-11 - Pascal Bleser <> 1.1
- new package

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