[RndTbl] Data recovery

Jeff Green greejm00 at uleth.ca
Sat Dec 20 08:32:25 CST 2003


I have had some success recovering data from a bad hard drive using a program 
called 'dd_rescue' (find it here: http://www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/ddrescue/) 
which is basically like 'dd' but will continue copying even if there are bad 
blocks (by skipping them). So you may be able to make a mountable disk image 
of your drive (assuming the mechanical parts still work well enough to copy 
enough data), though you may have to 'fsck' the image. It is important to 
note that "forcing" the drive to continue to read when there are errors has 
the potential to cause even greater damage to the drive. 

Jeff Green

On December 19, 2003 05:47 pm, John Lange wrote:
> Thanks to everyone that replied with suggestions. Great response!
> I've never heard of the freezer thing before. I'm going to give it a
> whirl! If I manage to recover anything I'll be sure to inform the group
> what I've learned.
> Merry Christmas everyone.
> Regards,

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