Saturday, December 31, 2011

Running UFS Explorer under Linux

In order to access physical drives, software must be started with 'root' privileges. There are several methods to run the software using Windows Manager or command line. In order to run, UFS Explorer software requires running X Window system with any desktop window manager, including simple XDM.

If you are logged in as limited user, to run the software with access to local physical drives, you have to elevate software privileges. You may do this using:
  • gksu GNOME utility (when available);
  • kdesu KDE utility (when available);
  • su or sudo command line utility.
In case user has no rights use 'switch user' you have to either re-login under different user account or grant 'su' right to the user. More information is available in the documentation for your Linux distribution.

If you are logged in as a root, no elevation is required and you may run UFS Explorer software directly (including using of desktop manager applications menu).

The software is installed by default into /usr/bin/ folder and thus should be available for invoking without full path specification (available in "${PATH}").

The application names for UFS Explroer editions are:
  • ufsxsci - Standard Recovery edition;
  • ufsxrci - RAID Recovery edition;
  • ufsxpci - Professional Recovery edition.
To run the software from command line, type application executable name e.g.:
#> ufsxsci

If elevation is required, run it with elevation:
$> su root -c ufsxsci
$> sudo ufsxsci

If nothing happens

First make sure there are no error messages or incorrect syntax reports. If no error is reported and application does not appear, please make sure of the following:
  • Connected hard drives have good data connection and no bad blocks - this causes long delay on program start.
  • OS has no pending states such as pending update installations etc. - it's recommended to restart your system before you continue software using.

New web site

The UFS Explorer web site had been reworked introducing new web pages structure and new design. Some elements were removed, merged or modified so it's recommended to update any stored permanent links to our web site.

Version 5 update

SysDev Laboratories introduces update to entire products line of UFS Explorer data recovery system utilities. The new version 5 of cross-platform UFS Explorer software features comprehensive and most up to date tool set for lost and deleted data recovery. It suits best for both individuals and experts in data recovery.
The most current tools allow to recover accidentally deleted files, recover data after file system damage, caused by software or hardware malfunction, computer viruses, power outages etc.

The software supports most popular file systems (including FAT, NTFS, UFS/UFS2, XFS, Ext2/3/4, ReiserFS, HFS/HFS+, JFS/JFS2, NWFS/NSS, VMFS, ZFS etc.) and different kinds of physical storage media (including hard disks, flash drives, memory cards, disk images, virtual disks).

All UFS Explorer software features unique data recovery technologies that include complete and partial meta data analysis, fuzzy-logic for missing meta data reconstruction and IntelliRAW™ technology used to find good files even when all file system meta data is destroyed.

With new products line there are introduced four major data recovery software editions:
  • Standard Recovery - the mass data recovery product supporting all the key data recovery functions.
  • RAID Recovery - the extended edition of Standard Recovery software, specially adopted for RAID recovery operations.
  • Raise Data Recovery - the inexpensive alternative for Standard Recovery software for one-time data recovery, supporting only single file system per software edition.
  • Professional Recovery - professional oriented data recovery software - the comprehensive tool for data recovery, data damage diagnostics and file recovery.
The data access software edition is represented by UFS Explorer Standard Access software.

More information about new software editions, detailed product features comparison and product functions can be found on the software web site.