For the purpose of backups, I'd like to transfer (several) whole disk partitions over an ssh link. So the source is a block special device, and the target should be a regular file. Common tools seem ...
I have a hard drive in a USB enclosure that I am doing some data recovery on. The drive is in extremely bad shape and frequently resets on reads. The device registers as /dev/sdb. Sometimes, probably ...
I have an SSD that I suspect failing silently now and then. I have run badblocks on it and it is clear that it is not bad sectors but might instead be some race condition in the electronics, in which ...
Context I'm automating SD card imaging from an existing dd factory image. The SD card is always connected through an external USB card reader and thus appears in the system as a SCSI block device ...
I partitioned a microSD card (mmcblk1) into two partitions mmcblk1p1 and mmcblk1p2. If use a dedicated card reader I am able to see the entire SD card and its partitions using various disk management ...
How are character special files and block special files different from regular files in a Inix-like system? Why are they called “character special” and “block special” respectively?
In my laptop (running Linux) I have only one SSD, connected to the SATA3 port. Why I have two sdx entries in /dev directory? In particular I see /dev/sda and /dev/sdb, and /dev/sda is the SSD: # ...
Given a device file, say /dev/sdb, is it possible to determine what driver is behind it? Specifically, I want to determine what driver my storage devices are using. fdisk -l lists 2 devices: /dev/sda ...