Saturday, January 31, 2015

Support of Netgear NAS full disk encryption

Starting from version 5.17 UFS Explorer Professional Recovery supports decryption and recovery of Netgear NAS with enabled full-disk encryption. Netgear NAS use classic LUKS encryption with generated passphrase, that is called in terms of Netgear "the key".
Previous UFS Explorer version was unable to decrypt this NAS because of passphrase length that for Netgear is few kilobytes.
Currently virtual RAID from Netgear NAS can be decrypted for recovery using standard "Decrypt using LUKS infomation" function and by specifying known "key" as passphrase.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Major update: version 5.17

After a while, we release next software update. This release is mostly related to upgrade of SGI XFS file system support. Recently Linux developer's community introduced extension to XFS file system to increase its reliability. This included modification of key metadata structures, making older software implementation incompatible with newer file system design.
Starting from version 5.17 our software fully supports CRC-enabled XFS (inode version 3 and folder version 2 (3) metadata).
If you are using the software with CRC-enabled XFS, it is recommended to update your software to latest version.

Among other modifications there are:
  • fixed problem causing software crash when operated with path bar in certain scenarios;
  • fixed issue with incorrect detection of EXT4 file system size for scan when file system size is over 16TB;
  • fixed certain user interface related issues.