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Re: Help with ddrescue

On Fri, 8 May 2015 15:00:13 -0600
Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> wrote:

> German wrote:
> > Bob Proulx wrote:
> > > There is an idea that I didn't see proposed as I read through this
> > > thread.  If one had three same sized drives then there is another
> > > possibility.  
> > 
> > Problem I have now is the lack of money. I simply don't have money
> > now to buy yet another drive. I took out one drive from my another
> > system, bought usb external enclosure and thought I'll succeed.
> > Hmm.. everything is just not as easy as it seems.
> I think I read that you have one identically sized drive, yes?  I am
> not sure where you are sitting with regards to the other suggestions.
> But at the least I would make one good backup as soon as possible.
> And it seems that possibly you have the capability at this time?

Yes, I do have two identical 2TB drives. So, you are advising to make a
back up. Something like ddrescue if=/dev/sdX of=/dev/sdY ?
> On the backup it might be possible (not sure how advised it would be)
> but possible to mount it read-only and then read files from it.  The
> copy would have had errors and therefore the file system would
> probably be somewhat damaged.  But mounted read-only I presume there
> would be no more changes to it.  Might be possible to copy the files
> that could be recovered from the read-only media off elsewhere over
> the network or to other places.  That might get you a lot of what you
> need within the limits that you have.
> Good luck!
> Bob

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