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Re: Can Debian Backup ntfs File System?

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Camaleón wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Nov 2010 18:48:18 +0100, Axel Freyn wrote:
>> A similiar point is true for scandisk / chkdsk: Again, independent on
>> the filesystem: Once the filesystem is corrupted, the recovery tool has
>> to make assumptions about what is the "correct" information -- and if it
>> makes the wrong assumption, it WILL destroy data. For example: How can
>> chkdsk guarantee that, whenever it writes some information on the disk,
>> it uses a truely "free" part of the disc? maybe on this place was a
>> piece of an important file, which was lost by the file-system
>> corruption?
> Well, no need to worry. You are thinking in the worst scenario but even 
> if the file system structure is completey destroyed, "defrag" is also 
> capable of performing a test only disk analysis and so does "chkdsk".

Well, it depends on the value of the data whether to worry or not. If it
really is important data and the disk already shows some harddisk errors
(one possible reason for the failure to boot), then it might be really
dangerous to strain the fragile device with time consuming windows
defrag instead on focussing on getting the data off the dying disk.

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