"As data is a priceless asset for many organisations,
you might think it will be necessary to use a professional recovery
service. However, these are incredibly expensive. A better strategy
is to have a good set of open source software with a plan ready to
be implemented if you need to recover the system, and not simply to
have made regular backups of data, and saved the partitioning
information on the hard disk.
"The software featured in this article are high quality
standalone tools which help you to recover data in a range of
circumstances. It is also worth remembering that there are also
dedicated Linux distributions which provide lots of useful system
administration software including data recovery tools. SystemRescue
CD and Trinity Rescue Kit are two respected examples.
"To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 5 high quality Linux data
recovery tools. These tools may well be a life-saver in the event
that you need to retrieve data from corrupted media. We would
strongly recommend that you become familiar with how they work just
in case you are ever put in the position of needing to recover
"Now, let's explore the 5 data recovery tools at hand. For each
title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with
an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to
relevant resources and reviews."