sean finney on 23 Sep 2009 11:58:36 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] ddrescue/dd_rescue question

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 02:46:13PM -0400, Art Alexion wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 September 2009 14:38:53 Gordon Dexter wrote:
> >  AFAIK dd_rescue, just like regular dd, copies every single bit on the hard
> > disk, including the ones that are not in use by files.  You might be able
> > to use dd_rescue to copy to a smaller hard disk if it supports writing a
> > compressed image (e.g. gzip, bzip2) or stddout, but otherwise you'll have
> > to have a bigger target.
> What if I use parted/gparted to shrink the partition before I run dd_rescue.  
> I suppose that is courting disaster, though.

you'll need to resize the filesystem before you resize the partition, but
if you're suspecting problems with either the filesystem or the underlying
hardware, yes i'd say you are courting disaster :(


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