Reconstructing heavily damaged hard drives

[EDIT: Hey guys, thanks for the feedback! Someone over at virtuallyhyper.com has an awesome write up that deals with SD cards specifically (but is highly relevant to hard drives too), with a set of much improved and updated scripts. I’d strongly recommend taking a look…

Full, recoverable, DVD server backups

If you’re responsible for one or more Linux servers, (they provide packages for Linux distributions only, but it may be easily ported to other Unixes) you may be interested in the lesser known tool MondoRescue. It’s essentially nothing more (but it is a lot!) than…