Been a long time since I got very far under the hood in Unix so I'm probably not even using proper terminology when I say 'registry,' but here's the situation.
I have a disk thats dying. Lots of i/o errors. So I'm in the process of copying all of the files from that disk over to another.
But there are definitely files that aren't making it over. Is there a way that I can look at the 'registry' of files on the bad disk and compare that with the files that exist on the new disk and determine which ones are missing?
I know I could try and do a
diff between the two filesystems but am concerned that reading through every file on the bad disk is just going to error out - whereas I'm hoping that the list of what files exist on the bad disk is still sitting on undamaged sectors.
Or does Unix (actually this is all OSX, not pure Unix) not even contain a global registry file?