Re: recover data from a hd
Borislav Petkov wrote:
I had a hd die on a server just last week. To get the data off it, I
just plugged it into my workstation, and then booted up with Knoppix. It
found the drive, mounted it, and just let me access the data with no
fuss. I then ftp'd all the data I needed to another server so it was
accessible to me when I was ready to copy it over again.
my hd died this morning and I know it is too late and I don't have a
backup but is there a way to do a raw read and gather all the
information that can be read? One thing might be kind of a problem, however,
since the hd is damaged at its very beginning and attempting to mount it gives
I/O error on sector 0 and the consecutive ones. So, is there a way to jump
after those erroneous sectors and read what's left. Any pointers would be
greatly appreciated, thanks!
P.S. I'm off to buy a new hd. Any particular brands I should keep away
I guess whether this works depends on how f'd up the drive is, but this
was pretty quick and easy.
Dowco Computer Systems Ltd.