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

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salvage data from a failing drive

I have a 6TB WD My Cloud sitting on the NW filled with data, I just got a 12TB WD My Book which I plugged into Rpi4, and began moving the data into the 12TB drive, planning to use the 6TB for backup ...
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How to make a file image of a pertition and mount it in linux?

My problem is that I have cloned a 500GB hard drive into a 1 TB hard drive and now I need an image copy of the first partition in order to work with it. Now to clone the entire 1TB hard drive into an ...
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Please help me rescueing a failing hard drive

My both hard drives where all my data is stored are failing. My system insconstently refuses to load the disks and mount the partitions. I moved one hard drive to other computer where it is recognized ...
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ddrescue is very slow - can I restart it?

I am very new to Linux, I am running ddrescue using the following command sudo ddrescue -d -r 3 /dev/sdc '/media/ubuntu/Elements/hddimage/drive.img' '/media/ubuntu/Elements/hddimage/drive.log' But is ...
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Recover Data from Failing External Hard Drive

I am attempting to recover the data from a failing Seagate external hard drive. I was going to attempt using ddrescue or safecopy. I am currently using Kali. The drive will not mount and the output ...
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No space to recover data from a 6TB WD Red NASware

I have a 6TB MyCloudHome which stopped working a few months back. After searching several forums I found that the way to recover my data from it is to buy a docking station and use a linux operating ...
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Using ddrescue to recover files and detect files that were corrupted via fill mode

My goal is to rescue partition to a file (no need for full disk copy, or creating a bootable drive), then mount that image, and get the folders out to my filesystem onto the new 3x times bigger drive. ...
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ddrescue creates image with no content

Whenever i try the following command ddrescue /cygdrive/f /cygdrive/e/stickydump.dd i get the following output: GNU ddrescue 1.25 Press Ctrl-C to interrupt ipos: 4294 MB, non-trimmed: ...
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Why does ddrescue require preallocation to not truncate on Samba target?

I am using GNU ddrescue 1.22 on client $ uname -a Lunx client 5.4.0-54-generic #60~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Nov 6 17:25:16 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux using a CIFS mounte Samba instance ...
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Writes to a brand new 16TB Exos enterprise drive are hanging for multiple minutes

I have a 16TB drive that is starting to fail. I ddrescued the first 12 terabytes of it to a 12TB WD Elements I had lying around and left the original drive unplugged until I had more storage space. ...
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Determine which files are located in a physical area of an ext4 partition [duplicate]

I managed to create an image of a 1000 GB ext4 partition on a dying HDD using ddrescue. The image is almost complete: only an area of about ~34 MB could not be read surprisingly close to the "...
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Using ddrescue to shred only rescued portions of disk

Magnetic drive has failed. I used ddrescue to recover ~85% of it, with a map file, but the rest is borked and continuing to scrub it would take years. I can return it for a replacement. I'd like to ...
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GNU ddrescue to copy directories or folders from hard disk

Debian 9 (Stretch) laptop, and attached external hard disk in enclosure. How to use GNU ddrescue to copy folders or files from failed hard disk? (not the whole disk image). For example, /home ...
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How can I rescue broken data on an USB stick when ddrescue and safecopy do not find any errors on the drive?

After a friend wanted to copy pictures onto my 8 GB USB stick all data is corrupted. The USB stick was mainly used on Windows before. Also my friend used Windows to copy the pictures. Maybe he ...
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Will ddrescue continue from the log if I start using reverse (-R)?

I have used this with ddrescue sudo ddrescue -d -n /dev/sdg1 /media/ubuntu/lagring/deive.img /media/ubuntu/lagring/deive.log But it stops att 27.40% and starts for a while when I restart but then ...
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DDrescue: Corrupted file system after doing ddrescue

I did the standard DDrescue -f or something with 0 bad sectors on a drive that i accidentally used dd on /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda and bricked both of them. If i do mount /dev/sdb /mnt i get: mount: /mnt:...
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Follow up questions for using ddrescue with a USB enclosure

I was unable to recover my other account where I originally asked a question, so I'm hoping it's ok that I ask some follow up questions here I'm looking to use ddrescue to clone a failing drive that I ...
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ddrescue with USB Enclosure

I'm about to start a recovery with ddrescue and was wondering if I'm on the right path with these steps. I'm planning to: boot via Ubuntu live USB and use ddrescue disable automount in Ubuntu connect ...
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Can't resume drive recovery dd rescue v2.1.0

When I look up how to resume a drive recovery, I get told to run it again using the same input, output, and mapfile. But when I try it on DDRescue_GUI, it tells me "File already exists. Do you ...
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ddrescue, range in multiples of bytes

When using ddrescue, is it possible to only specify the first 25Gio? I see that I can use the -i parameter with block sizes, but can this be specified with Gio directly?;)
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ddrescue status is there any hope?

I have an external hard drive of 1Tb which stopped working. I'm trying to recover the information using ddrescue but I don't see anything been recovered. I'm doing the copy from the external ...
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ddrescue said most of sectors are good but I only got 20% files restored

One of my hdd broke down and I tried to use ddrescue to make an image and rescue my files. sudo ddrescue -d -r2 /dev/sda4 ~/tmp/test.img ~/test.logfile (I don't have enough space on my linux laptop, ...
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ddrescue: error in mapfile

I'm trying to recover a damaged partition on a damage hard disk thanks to gnu ddrescue. I followed ubuntu tuto to do so and let it run all night long, but the 3rd and 4rt commands fail: see the logs ...
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How to install ddrescue on Chrome OS via crosh or terminal?

I see that dd is installed in Chrome OS. I can access it both from crosh and the terminal. ddrescue is not installed. There is no apt-get command. How do I install ddrescue with either crosh or ...
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ddrescue: 0% rescued on audio CD with 1 track that skips

I'm trying to get some lightly scratched albums (audio CDs) onto my computer via ddrescue. I ran the program on one disc with one track that has skipping problems, and it rescued 0%. The .iso was ...
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Need solution to recover disk, can't mount a ddrescue partition image

I used ddrescue to build out a 910G disk partition (sdh4) from a 1Tb disk. The disk looks like this. Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5 Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table ...
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ddrescue cloning disk to disk. I cannot see anything in the new disk why?

I have a failing disk 1TB which does a bit of noise so I decide to use ddrescue to clone disk to disk the failing disk into a new WD 1TB. I was expecting to see information in the new disk while ...
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Trying to save a 2012 macbook pro failing disk with ddrescue

I have a Macintosh HD disk that failed suddenly (system would not boot anymore - diskutil complained about a problem with the B-tree. Tried various diskutil commands in the past without success) which ...
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ddrescue Understand

sorry about my English... I have lost dates on my External hard disk with dd (I have on my External hard disk with ext4 format and have only videos and some Files), now to try the dates from my hard ...
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SD card appears and dissapear after inserting it

I have a 16GB Kingston SDHC from a Canon SX40 that seems to be corrupted or has a hardware failure. Camera shows only a few photos and videos (and something that camera says it can't read). But there'...
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ddrescue: Unaligned read error. Is sector size correct?

I'm trying to use GNU ddrescue to recover raw data from a failing SSD. System is Debian Stretch. Thus far, I have this info out of it: dmesg [Sun Sep 8 15:04:20 2019] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdd] 468862128 ...
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ddrescue to larger drive

I have a 2tb external hard drive with a ext3 filesystem on the entire drive, so no partitions. I suppose this means there is also no partition table? This drive is somewhat broken, as copying some ...
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DDRESCUE - How to re-run first pass (don't do reverse yet)?

I ran ddrescue for a few days, and recovered about 60G. It had slowed to a crawl, and had an ipos of about 90M. I started again, adding -a100000, and it got another 35G in only 3 hours. It started the ...
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What is the purpose of the -t (--truncate) option of ddrescue?

When specifying an output file without specifying a logfile, the output file will be truncated anyway. How exactly is using ddrescue -t /dev/devicename outfile functionally different from ordinarily ...
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gddrescue slow transfer, but no bad sectors [closed]

I recently noticed my 2ndary internal HDD was having issues when I wanted to back up information to my external HDD. 1.4 TB out of the 2TB was being used. My transfers rates were plummeting to 0 and ...
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How can gnu_ddrescue be resumed to wipe a hard disk? [closed]

Hard drives (non-SSD) are generally wiped with the command dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdX conv=fsync status=progress. Since power outages do occur, this lends to restarting the wipe process multiple ...
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Usage ddrescue with -d option?

I am learning to use ddrescue and I would like to know what the -d (direct) option is for and in what scenarios it is recommended to use.
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Datarescue with ddrescue location of files

I am recovering a 2TB harddisk with one NTFS partition with ddrescue. Only 300GB of the 2TB are used (mainly photos). My problem is that I have not 2TB availbable on the rescue pc. Can I assume that ...
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SD card img created with dd is all zeros [closed]

A computer illiterate family member asked me to recover photos from an SD card she used in her camera. She went to fetch them from her computer when it informed her that the device needed to be ...
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Generate gddrescue log file from badblocks list?

I have a list of badblocks. How do I generate a gddrescue mapfile/logfile from it? Assuming that the sector size is known. This is the reverse way of Generating dead LBA list from gddrescue mapfile/...
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Unreadable block in multiblock reading on dd / ddrescue: How does it handle it?

Let's say that I set the block size of dd or ddrescue to 256K. A sector of flash drives usually has 512 bytes, a sector on optical data discs has 2048 bytes. Let's assume that in the next 256 KB, ...
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Generating dead LBA list from gddrescue mapfile/logfile?

I ultimately would like to know which files in images generated by (g)ddrescue are affected by damage. gddrescue (command ddrescue) is a tool for recovering data from damaged media. When specifying ...
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Can dvdisaster recover optical discs better than gddrescue?

gddrescue is more universal. But both tools are just limited by hardware restrictions. If a CD's sector is unreadable, the drive usually refuses to let the computer know about the subcode. For ...
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Batch processing a ddrescue mapfile with debugfs

I have a mapfile produced by ddrescue which lists 418 bad sectors where each line looks like this (the minus indicates a bad block): Position Size 0x1CC7C68000 0x00001000 - By converting the ...
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Get contents of ddrescue image file

I have a failed harddrive with around 400 GB of data, of which approximately 50 GB need to be recovered. All the data is located in a specific directory (/Fotos2018/). The hard drive is a WD My ...
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Why is ddrescue slow when it could be faster on error free areas?

This question addresses the first pass of ddrescue on the device to be rescued. I had to rescue a 1.5TB hard disk. The command I used is: # ddrescue /dev/sdc1 my-part-img my-part-map When the ...
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ddrescue .NTFS file can't open file

I have just rescued an old damaged HDD to my 8TB drive and I've got 1 .IMG file. I then took the 8TB drive to my work Windows 10 machine and used 7-zip to extract the file. Then I got 2 .NTFS files ...
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Using gdisk on drive with valid MBR and corrupt GPT

All: I ran ddrescue from a 1.5 TB input (corrupted) Windows external drive that was formatted NTFS to a 8 TB (uncorrupted) Western digital external drive that was formatted ext4. The 8 TB drive was ...
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In ddrescue, should the target drive be formatted the same way as the damaged drive?

Friends: I have 3 brief questions about ddrescue. This is the operation that I want to run: sudo ddrescue -f -n -v -v -v -v /dev/sdi /dev/sdh RescueHD10.log For me, the output drive "/dev/sdh", is ...
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ddrescue: How to retry for 1 bad block after all other data is safely stored?

I used ddrescue yesterday hopefully to retrieve 1:1 copy and stored it as an image on a new drive. Suppose I read backwards, because I knew, that there is a bad cluster at the beginning of the failing ...