sean finney on 3 Apr 2010 02:34:43 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] dying hd?

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:53:48AM -0400, Eric wrote:
> > There is dd_recover and dderecover as well (yes they are different).
> >   
> ... I've used one but not the other (I think it was dd_recover) and it
> is essential for what you're trying to do here.  I was able to set it to
> try a fixed number of times to try to read a bad block and then just
> continue to the next block without ending the program.  It can also do

i'm a big fan of dd_rescue (debian package: ddrescue).  especially with the 
-A flag, where it will after giving up on a chunk of disk replace it
with an equivalently large padding of zero bytes (i.e. the resulting image
should still hopefully be a consistant filesystem image, just with a few
corrupt files).


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