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Re: Help with ddrescue

On 5/8/2015 5:28 PM, German wrote:
On Fri, 08 May 2015 19:52:04 -0400
The Wanderer <wanderer@fastmail.fm> wrote:

Not quite. /dev/sda2/ is not a directory; it's a device node. Since /dev/sda2 is mounted to / (the root filesystem), the correct equivalent to this command would be: ddrescue /dev/sdd /dev/sdc /ddrescue.log and although I wouldn't advise storing a log file in the root directory, the command should work. The log file itself can be placed in any writable location which has enough space.
Thank you I started ddrescue and it is going somewhere. Probably will
take 10 hours or more to complete. I'll let you know how it's all went.
Thank you once more. It refused to work as we wanted and asked for
--force option ( -f)

Looks like I am late to the party and this part got sorted already.

For future reference, for people helping, there was a previous thread...


The problem disk is a Seagate GoFlex.

Testdisk deep scan only listed the smaller FAT partition not the NTFS partition.

Later, Seeker

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