This script automatically installs during the setup procedure with the name $ obspy-obspy.scripts.reftekrescue. For more info on the command line options, please run $ obspy-obspy.scripts.reftekrescue --help. Alternatively you can also execute $ python -m obspy.scripts.reftekrescue.

Restore REFTEK data from raw binary data dumps.

This program is intended for restoring REFTEK 130-01 packets from raw binary dumped disk images, e.g. from formatted but not yet (completely) overwritten storage media. The raw dumped data is searched for a header pattern consisting of experiment number, year and REFTEK DAS ID. Found packets are written to one file per recording event like in normal acquisition. The output filenames consist of (separated by dots):


  • recording event number

  • packet information (number of found EH-ET-DT packets)

  • ‘ok’ or ‘bad’ depending on the number of different packet types found

  • ‘reftek’ file suffix

The restored REFTEK data can then be converted to other formats using available conversion tools.

See also

For details on the data format specifications of the REFTEK packets refer to http://support.reftek.com/support/130-01/doc/130_record.pdf.


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