Version 0.3 of Fixity, the free fixity monitoring tool developed by AVPreserve, has been officially released for download on our Tools page and via GitHub. Fixity creates a manifest of files stored in directories identified by the user, documenting file names, locations, and checksums. The user can then schedule regular reviews of the directories to monitor for any changes to files that may point to data corruption or loss. Fixity is ideal for monitoring of files in long term storage, complimenting tools such as BagIt that check fixity at points of transition.
This release is a major update, addressing a number of issues related to scheduling, running the utility while a laptop is on battery power, compatibility with both 32-bit and 64-bit systems, and some user interface revisions. A Mac version should be released in the coming weeks. Download the new version of Fixity and keep giving us your feedback so we can continue to improve the tool.