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Re: Backing up a nearly dead HDD



On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Pádraig Brady wrote:
Randy Wyatt wrote:
Why not use dd?  if you are replacing a drive with a similar drive, dd
is perfect.

dd is not great when used with a failing drive.
Try ddrescue instead.

s/dd/dd_/ -- contrary to logic, ddrescue and dd_rescue are, in fact, different projects, and it appears we only have dd_rescue in Fedora. (Interestingly enough, they both seem to be currently maintained, and ddrescue was actually last updated 11 days ago. Huh.)

     Jima

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