How to Install Ddrescue

Install GNU Ddrescue 1.18.1 on Ubuntu 14.04

Ddrescue is a data recovery tool that is used to copy data from one file or block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying to rescue the good parts first in case of read errors. The basic operation of ddrescue is fully automatic. That is, you don’t have to wait for an error, stop the program, read the log, restart it from a new position, etc. GNU Ddrescue Features The data is rescued very efficiently, (only the needed blocks are read) You can interrupt the rescue at any time and resume it later at the same point Ddrescue does not write zeros to the output when it finds bad sectors in the input, and does not truncate the output file if not asked to Automatic merging of backups The logfile is periodically saved to disc.