Re: Help with ddrescue
On Fri, 8 May 2015 15:00:13 -0600
Bob Proulx <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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!