Art Alexion on 23 Sep 2009 12:08:55 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] ddrescue/dd_rescue question

On Wednesday 23 September 2009 14:58:28 sean finney wrote:
> 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 :(

I located a HD with adequate free space to take the entire 300 GB. I can now postpone that date with disaster.

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