What can I use the new RescueApp suite for?

The new RescueApp suite is especially suitable for copying physically defective data carriers. The new image and copy creation and recovery features do not require full images, unlike the other apps included in the program. This means that even aborted images and only partially complete images can be read and replayed using the apps. This behavior is ideal, especially for data carriers that repeatedly fail or break completely during copying. This behavior is particularly important in the case of physical defects.

Which rescue apps are available?


RescueCopy app

The RescueCopy App copies a physical data medium to another physical data medium as efficiently and gently as possible.


Create RescueImage app

With the Create RescueImage app you can create a file image from a physical disk. This image can also have only been partially created and is still valid.


Resume RescueImage app

The special RescueImage App is intended for resuming a file image that may have been properly aborted due to a critical error.


RescueRestore App

The RescueRestore App reads a completely or partially created image and puts it back on a physical storage medium.

Special behavior of the RescueApp suite

The RescueApp shares some behaviors with the previously known BitCopy app. The RescueApps also use the special procedure of the SafeRescue mode to copy physically defective data carriers as gently and completely as possible. In addition, all RescueApps support disks that log off or turn off during the copy. The process will automatically pause and resume when the disk reappears. It is also possible to manually plug and unplug storage media that hang up. In addition, RescueApp copies and images can only be partially complete and can still be used within the RescueApp suite. Canceled RescueApp images can also be resumed at a later date. By storing hash values ​​during the copy, the state is always consistent even if the image is aborted.

Possible application scenarios and examples

I need to copy a disk with an unknown physical defect

If the behavior is unknown, we recommend using the RescueImage app. This gives you several advantages that support you actively and passively:

  • SafeRescue mode: Only copies perfect sectors and defective ones in a second run.
  • ImageResume: If the disk fails completely, you have the option of continuing the process at a later point in time.
  • Hotplugging detection: The program automatically detects data carriers that fail irregularly and waits for them. If the data carrier reappears, the copy will continue exactly at this point.
  • Bit-Copy: The RescueApps always create a bit image of the process that can later be used for data recovery.

I need to copy a disk that regularly fails

If you need to copy a disk that regularly fails for a few or several seconds, you can use the RescueCopy or RescueImage function. In most cases, the two apps will complete the copying process automatically, even in the event of regular failures. The apps are designed to wait for data carriers that suddenly fail and to detect as soon as this data carrier reports again. As soon as this happens, the copy will continue exactly at this point.

I need to copy a disk that gets too hot while in use

With the RescueImage app you can interrupt the creation process at any time and continue it at a later time. As soon as you notice that the disk is getting too hot, interrupt the creation process and let the hard disk cool down. As soon as the hard drive has reached a normal temperature again, you can continue the process at exactly this point. Only the remaining sectors are copied. The load is therefore kept to a minimum. For example, if you have to stop at 65%, the copy will restart exactly at 65% and only the last 35% will be copied. This increases the chance of a complete copy of the disk enormously.