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Recover Data From a dead hard drive using ddrescue

Posted 11-28-2006 at 05:53 AM by sridhar11
Updated 07-01-2016 at 09:57 AM by sridhar11

Like dd, dd_rescue does copy data from one file or block device to another.dd_rescue is a tool to help you to save data from crashed partition. It tries to read and if it fails, it will go on with the next sectors where tools like dd will fail. If the copying process is interrupted by the user it is possible to continue at any position later. It can copy backwards.

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    There is now also GNU ddrescue.

    See for a nice exposition of the differences.

    One warning -- In Debian, at least, the packages names do not correspond to the tool names:
    Tool Name    Package Name
    dd_rescue    ddrescue
    ddrescue     gddrescue
    Nicely confusing :)
    Posted 12-31-1969 at 07:00 PM by sridhar11 sridhar11 is offline


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