Data Carving Log

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The idea is to create a general purposes data carving log file that can be used by multiple tools (ie. PhotoRec). Feel free to improve it, it's only a draft.

XML Log Sample

<?xml version="1.0" encoding='UTF-8' ?>
<photorec xmloutputversion="0.3">
<metadata
  xmlns="http://example.org/myapp/"
  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">
  <dc:type>Carved Files from Disk Image</dc:type>
  <dc:publisher>CGSecurity.org</dc:publisher>
</metadata>
<!-- Fri Jan 20 11:40:53 2006 -->
<creator>
    <program>photorec</program>
    <version>6.9-WIP</version>
  <build_environment>
      <compiler>GCC 4.4</compiler>
      <compilation_date>Nov 22 2009 13:39:05</compilation_date>
      <library name="ext2fs" version="1.39" />
      <library name="ntfs" version="10:0:0" />
      <library name="ewf" version="20070512" />
      <library name="jpeg"/>
    </build_environment>
    <run_environment>
      <uid>0</uid>
      <username>root</username>
      <working_dir>/User/home/root</working_dir>
      <command_line>photorec image.dd</command_line>
      <os>Linux 2.6.30.9-96.fc11.x86_64 (#1 SMP Wed Nov 4 00:02:04 EST 2009)</os>
      <arch>i386</arch>
    </run_environment>
</creator>
<source>
   <image_filename>/dev/sda</image_filename>
   <sector_size>512</sector_size>
   <device_sectors>251658240</device_sectors>
   <first_sector>0</first_sector>
   <last_sector>251658240</last_sector>
   <device_model>COMPAQ BD009122C6 B016</device_model>
   <device_sn>B3203332    0004</device_sn>
   <acquisition_date>2006-12-01 16:05:47</acquisition_date> <!--GMT-->
</source>
<commands>
  <carve filesystem="ext3" freespaceonly="true" blocksize="1024" />
  <partition type='intel' offset='32256' len='128848986624' />  <!-- in bytes -->
</commands>
<results>
  <fileobject>
    <filename>recup_dir.3/f7386.ppt</filename>
    <familly>doc</familly>
    <filesize>17408</filesize>
    <digesthash type="md5">id1ad0bf040079b5c8f4b1806b90b2f83</digesthash>
    <byte_runs>
      <run file_offset='0' img_offset='3781632' len='11776'/>
      <run file_offset='11776' img_offset='3793920' len='512' data='false'/>
      <run file_offset='12288' img_offset='3794432' len='4608'/>
    </byte_runs>
  </fileobject>
  <fileobject>
    <filename>DCIM/100CANON/IMG_0016.JPG</filename>
    <filesize>853839</filesize>
    <byte_runs>
      <run file_offset='0' fs_offset='12687872' img_offset='12713984' len='853839'/>
    </byte_runs>
    <digesthash type="md5">dd3852ec13dd160ca134551d68ed2b8d</digesthash>
    <digesthash type="sha1">aa2b9eb89628485e51b5de57edad2487b648e574</digesthash>
  </fileobject>
</results>
<runstats>
  <clock_seconds>15.5</clock_seconds>
  <user_seconds>10.5</user_seconds>
  <system_seconds>0.3</system_seconds>
  <maxrss>1413120</maxrss>
  <reclaims>448</reclaims>
  <pagefaults>0</pagefaults>
  <swaps>0</swaps>
  <inputs>0</inputs>
  <outputs>0</outputs>
  <stop_time>2009-12-19 19:58:16</stop_time> <!--GMT-->
</runstats>
</photorec>

TODO: If available,

  • add username, hostname
  • add the partition name
  • add HD model/type/serial number
  • add HPA/DCO information
  • report bad sectors

Modify how the source is specified, it doesn't seem generic.

  • add the charset/force utf-8 usage, filename can use non-ascii chars

XML Schema

An XML Schema will be used to describe the structure of the XML data carving log file.

See Also