`GNU ddrescue` is a data recovery tool for block oriented media.

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Migrate Ubuntu to bigger HDD

I have a multi-boot system and want to push my Ubuntu installation to a bigger partition on the same hdd, because I want the system to have more memory available. What I know so far is I can clone ...
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DDrescue sequence of operations?

So I'm running DDrescue on a 1.5tb drive. I left 'r' at 2, to attempt to cut down on time needed to complete the task. At 2 1/2 days, it's still going, and now it's making the first pass on retrying ...
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Read files after running ddrescue

I have run ddrescue on a hard disk, and got all data (2 partition) to another disk named part1.img and part2.img. How to proceed to read (list) the files in part2.img? I use fedora 14, 32 bit
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Mount .img created by ddrescue-gui

I'm trying to recover data after formatting my hdd. I installed ddrescue-gui and performed the following tasks: Select source (formatted hdd), no log, destination (img file inside separate hdd) and ...
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Why my rescued PDFs forms are empty?

First, I'm no expert, so don't assume I know much about data recovery. I'm using ddrescue and photorec to try to rescue files from a USB stick. It's a 32GB stick that has no more partition information ...
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Speed run through DVD with ddrescue

I'm using ddrescue to get data from damaged DVDs. If DVDs are badly damaged, the CDROM drive really struggles to read at all, and can spend 10 seconds continuously readjusting the beam arm or ...
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Splitting ddrescue output image into 2 files

My ext4 disk crashed and I'm using ddrescue to try to rescue it. However the crashed disk is 3tb, and I only have another 3tb drive for the image file. I assumed that this image file will be too big ...
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Drive disappears from dev during ddrescue copy or testdisk recovery

I have been trying to recover data from a Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB drive (2 ext4 partitions_ for 3 days now, predominantly with ddrescue and testdisk, but because of some critical error on the disk ...
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How to change current copy position or skip over area in ddrescue

I'am currently trying to recover data from a failing 3TB WD Red drive using ddrescue. After two weeks I got about one TB, but then read speed doped to a few thousand bytes per second and it would now ...
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ddrescue image size on disk

I am using ddrescue on a damaged disk. When I began the recovery, I was saving the image to a local external drive. Then, since I needed to remove the external, I changed the location of the image ...
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Which sector size shall I choose to run ddrescue with direct access on an Advanced Format drive?

I started the imaging of an AF/512e HDD by first running a following command: ddrescue -n /dev/sdb2 drive_c.img mapfile.log Upon its completion I made a backup of mapfile.log and decided to run ...
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Resuming ddrescue always restarts at first retry?

I'm using ddrescue to make an image of a faulty harddrive. I followed a tutorial that used the -r3 and logfile option. After a few hours, the tool made one pass and tried to read the bad sectors on ...
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What are some suggestions for using hdiutil (or other tools) to assist in recovery of files from dmg image?

Background I am attempting to recover information from a USB using GNU ddrescue 1.18.1. I have completed the rescue operation output from the /dev/disk2s2 partition to a disk image file on a ...
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Unable to mount XFS after rescue, why?

I am facing a strange problem with XFS file system. Below is the exact scenario: I'd a corrupt 2TB disk with XFS (I/O error), so with that decided to rescue data from old disk to new disk. I'd run ...
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ddrescue recovering 0B but drive appears in device manager. Is it failing to connect?

I guess that this is a variant on a previous question "Is this ddrescue command doing anything?" Apologies for going over similar ground. I have a failing 2TB Seagate Barracuda drive which came from ...