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Re: Help with ddrescue

On Fri, 8 May 2015 21:35:56 +0100
Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Friday 08 May 2015 21:09:42 German wrote:
> > What will happen when I duplicate drive? Why is that failed drive is
> > failed and duplicated drive might be repairable? If it's
> > duplicated, it will be exactly the same, no? 
> Yes, that is the point.  If there is something wrong with the disk
> then every time you read it you may be making it worse.  Every time
> you read it it may be the last time you can. And it has your precious
> data on.  So TAKE A COPY WHILE YOU CAN.  If the data are really
> precious take two copies.
> Then work on a copy.  If you are working on it, you may destroy it or
> anyhow damage it.  If you are doing it to the one and only original
> that would matter.  Do it to a copy.  Make all the attempts you want
> on the copy.  You still have the original if something goes wrong.
> > Confused.  And bad drive is physically ok 
> > I think, it is just something wrong with file system. 
> You could still lose or damage the files in the process of recovery.
> Besides, how sure are you that it is not the drive?  How precious are
> the data?
> > MTF? 
> ?????  Mean time to failure??
> Lisi

Well, data is pretty much precious to me. Studios flacs of rare and
hard to get music.

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