Linux Data Recovery Software – What You Need to Know

linuxNo one can deny the fact that Windows is one of the widely used operating systems (OS), but if we talk about data safety and security, then Linux is in the same range and also available for an affordable price. Virus infection and other system threats are common with Windows OS bases systems, but Linux OS based computers are considered as more secure and reliable. This is the reason organizations prefer to have Linux systems. However, despite the robust nature of Linux OS, there are times when Linux users encounter severe data loss due to accidental deletion and system crash. In such situations, use of an efficient Linux data recovery software is preferred.

If you search over the Internet, then you will find many tools that recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from Linux based systems. Among these tools, one of the most efficient and highly recommended software is Stellar Phoenix Linux Data Recovery. This software has easily understandable user interface and for recovery of your lost, deleted, or formatted data and it provides four very simple options under ‘Data Recovery’ tab. The brief description of these options is explained below:

Quick Recovery: The very first option provided under ‘Data Recovery’ tab is ‘Quick Recovery’. This scanning method performs quick scanning of selected volume formatted in FAT, ext2, ext3, and ext4 file system. This scanning method is relatively quick and effective and lets you select only one volume at a time for scanning and data recovery.

Advance Recovery: The second option under ‘Data Recovery’ tab that performs very extensive search on selected volume is ‘Advance Recovery’. This scanning method is comparatively slow, but is more efficient in searching formatted, lost, or deleted data.

Deleted File Recovery: This option can be used to recover deleted files from a volume. This option searches and recovers only deleted files, thus you can use this option to recover all files that you have deleted accidentally or for any reason from your system.

Search Lost Volume: The last and the final option under ‘Data Recovery’ tab is ‘Search Lost Volume’. This option is used to search all deleted or lost volumes from your system. Therefore, if you accidentally or unknowingly deleted a volume, then use this option to search that volume in your system. After finding the lost volume, you can use any of the above three methods to perform recovery of all lost data.

The above mentioned four options are best suited for the recovery of your lost or deleted data from Linux based hard drive volume. However, with recovery of your data, this very efficient tool provides some really appreciating add-on features. These added features of the software are:

  • SMART utility – to monitor the status of your hard drive and warn you, if it finds any issue,
  • Drive imaging – to create the image of your entire hard drive, a volume, or a selected region
  • Hard drive cloning – a utility to create mirror image of your hard drive.

Therefore, this tool facilitates some really useful features to recover your lost or deleted data.

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