Re: Help with ddrescue
On Fri, 8 May 2015 21:35:56 +0100
Lisi Reisz <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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??
Well, data is pretty much precious to me. Studios flacs of rare and
hard to get music.