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Manual Reference Pages  -  EWFACQUIRESTREAM (1)

NAME

ewfacquirestream - acquires data in the EWF format from stdin

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Environment
Files
Examples
Diagnostics
Bugs
Author
Copyright
See Also

SYNOPSIS

ewfacquirestream [-A codepage] [-b number_of_sectors] [-B number_of_bytes] [-c compression_values] [-C case_number] [-d digest_type] [-D description] [-e examiner_name] [-E evidence_number] [-f format] [-l log_filename] [-m media_type] [-M media_flags] [-N notes] [-o offset] [-p process_buffer_size] [-P bytes_per_sector] [-S segment_file_size] [-t target] [-2 secondary_target] [-hqsvVx]

DESCRIPTION

ewfacquirestream is a utility to acquire media data from stdin and store it in EWF format (Expert Witness Format). ewfacquirestream acquires media data in a format equivalent to EnCase and FTK imager, including meta data. Under Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, MacOS-X/Darwin

ewfacquirestream is part of the libewf package. libewf is a library to access the Expert Witness Compression Format (EWF).

The options are as follows:
-A codepage
  the codepage of header section, options: ascii (default), windows-874, windows-932, windows-936, windows-949, windows-950, windows-1250, windows-1251, windows-1252, windows-1253, windows-1254, windows-1255, windows-1256, windows-1257 or windows-1258
-b number_of_sectors
  the number of sectors to read at once (per chunk), options: 16, 32, 64 (default), 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384 or 32768
-B number_of_bytes
  the number of bytes to acquire
-c compression_values
  specify the compression values as: level or method:level compression method options: deflate (default), bzip2 (bzip2 is only supported by EWF2 formats) compression level options: none (default), empty-block, fast or best
-C case_number
  the case number (default is case_number)
-d digest_type
  calculate additional digest (hash) types besides md5, options: sha1, sha256
-D description
  the description (default is description)
-e examiner_name
  the examiner name (default is examiner_name)
-E evidence_number
  the evidence number (default is evidence_number)
-f format
  the EWF file format to write to, options: ftk, encase2, encase3, encase4, encase5, encase6 (default), encase7, linen5, linen6, linen7, ewfx. libewf does not support streamed writes for other EWF formats.
-h shows this help
-l log_filename
  logs acquiry errors and the digest (hash) to the log filename
-m media_type
  the media type, options: fixed (default), removable, optical, memory
-M media_flags
  the media flags, options: logical, physical (default)
-N notes
  the notes (default is notes)
-o offset
  the offset to start to acquire (default is 0)
-p process_buffer_size
  the process buffer size (default is the chunk size)
-P bytes_per_sector
  the number of bytes per sector (default is 512)
-q quiet shows minimal status information
-s swap byte pairs of the media data (from AB to BA) (use this for big to little endian conversion and vice versa)
-S segment_file_size
  the segment file size in bytes (default is 1.4 GiB) (minimum is 1.0 MiB, maximum is 7.9 EiB for encase6 and encase7 format and 1.9 GiB for other formats)
-t target
  the target file (without extension) to write to (default is image)
-v verbose output to stderr
-V print version
-x use the chunk data instead of the buffered read and write functions.
-2 secondary_target
  the secondary target file (without extension) to write to

ewfacquirestream will read from stding until it encounters a read error. On read error it will stop no error information is stored in the EWF file(s).

Empty block compression detects blocks of sectors with entirely the same byte data and compresses them using the default compression level.

ENVIRONMENT

None

FILES

None

EXAMPLES

# ewfacquirestream -C 1 -D Floppy -E 1.1 -e ’John D.’ -N ’Just a floppy in my system’ -m removable -M logical -t floppy </dev/fd0
ewfacquirestream 20120805

Using the following acquiry parameters: Image path and filename:                floppy.E01 Case number:                            1 Description:                            Floppy Evidence number:                        1.1 Examiner name:                          John D. Notes:                                  Just a floppy in my system Media type:                             removable Volume type:                            logical EWF file format:                        EnCase 5 Compression method:                     deflate Compression level:                      none Acquiry start offet:                    0 Number of bytes to acquire:             0 (until end of input) Evidence segment file size:             1.4 GiB (1572864000 bytes) Block size:                             64 sectors Error granularity:                      64 sectors Retries on read error:                  2

Acquiry started at: Sun Aug 5 11:32:41 2012

This could take a while.

Status: acquired 1.4 MiB (1474560 bytes) in 1 second(s) with 1 MiB/s (1474560 bytes/second).

Acquiry completed at: Sun Aug 5 11:32:42 2012

Written: 1.4 MiB (1474560 bytes) in 1 second(s) with 1 MiB/s (1474560 bytes/second).

MD5 hash calculated over data:          ae1ce8f5ac079d3ee93f97fe3792bda3

DIAGNOSTICS

Errors, verbose and debug output are printed to stderr when verbose output -v is enabled. Verbose and debug output are only printed when enabled at compilation.

BUGS

Please report bugs of any kind to <joachim.metz@gmail.com> or on the project website: http://code.google.com/p/libewf/

AUTHOR

These man pages were written by Joachim Metz.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2006-2014, Joachim Metz <joachim.metz@gmail.com>.

This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

ewfacquire(1), ewfexport(1), ewfinfo(1), ewfmount(1), ewfrecover(1), ewfverify(1)
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