Accessible image backup and restore program?

Adam Myrow myrowa at
Sun May 26 17:16:35 EDT 2013

On Sun, 26 May 2013, Gregory Nowak wrote:

> I can tell you from personal experience that ntfsclone works nicely if 
> you're trying to recover data from a damaged drive. On the other hand, 
> partimage bombs as soon as it encounters the first i/o error while 
> reading the partition in question.

Have you tried Gnu Ddrescue?  I have a 1TB USB drive that is dying, and 
I am trying Ddrescue on it, copying the data to a brand new drive of the 
same size.  We'll see how it goes, but I'm curious if you have had any 
experience using this tool on failing drives.

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