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Re: Help with ddrescue

On 05/08/2015 at 06:07 PM, German wrote:

> On Fri, 08 May 2015 16:00:05 -0400 Gary Dale <garydale@torfree.net>
> wrote:
>> On 08/05/15 02:56 PM, German wrote:

>>> What will this duplication accomplish? What advantages if I am 
>>> duplicate? After I duplicate the drive, what are my next steps?
>> With the drive duplicated, run fsck on the new drive.
> Can I try to run fsck on the failed drive?

You can (or, rather, on the filesystem which is on that drive), but if
the drive really is physically failing, you will probably just make the
problems worse - and reduce the likelihood of successfully recovering
data off of it later.

If the drive _isn't_ physically failing, however, then running fsck on
the filesystem is probably the first thing you should do. If you're sure
the drive itself is OK and the problem is with the filesystem, I'm kind
of surprised you didn't do that before you even contacted the list in
the first place.

   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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