Accessible image backup and restore program?
tony at baechler.net
Tue May 28 04:02:49 EDT 2013
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Yes, I have. My drive was starting to fail. I was able to recover
everything just fine. I think it was pretty slow as I recall, but XFS was
able to eventually read the backup image after running xfs_repair on it.
Since it works like dd, you can rescue a drive to a raw disk image if you
want. I highly recommend it. Unlike the normal dd, it gives progress
reports so you can see how many bad sectors it found and how long it will
On 5/26/2013 2:16 PM, Adam Myrow wrote:
> 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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