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Re: How to check if a DVD is damaged?

On 4 Jul., 15:10, Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.med...@gmail.com> wrote:
> A few days ago I by chance realized that the DVD-RW I had used for
months to do
> may backup was probably damaged: apparently it was not, because I
could burn my
> data onto it without problems; but when I tried to copy its content
into a hard
> disk I got I/O errors and some directories could not be copied.
> The problem disappeared when I changed the DVD with a brand new one,
but now I
> feel not sure: how can I know when my actual backup DVD should in case be
> damaged as well?  Is there any tool for that?
> Thanks for any reply,
> Rodolfo

You might also want to have a look at dvdisaster (it is packaged in
Debian). Not only can it tell you when a DVD starts to fail, it can
usually recover the data for you (by use of separately-stored checksum

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