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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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Can I determine the real lifetime with “Error occurred at power lifetime: 19132h” and “Power_On_Hours 0h” in smartctl?

I just bought a "new" and very cheap hdd online. I used some kinda usb3.0 hdd box to connect to my PC. By running smartctl, I can see the following outputs 9 Power_On_Hours 0x0012 ...
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External drive does not show as mounted but shows up in root filesystem

So I am running Linux Mint with the following: One external drive plugged directly into a USB 3.0 port An external drive bay with two HDDs (one in each available slot) I have my fstab with the ...
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Lost LVM physical volume after upgrade to Mint 20

I recently went through the upgrade process verbatim from Mint 19.3 (Tricia) to Mint 20 (Ulyana) and everything seemed to go as expected, I did have to re-add some services and such that were outside ...
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Error installing Linux in external hard disk

I was trying to install ubuntu in an external disk, when i make the partitions, it says 'failed to format ext4'. I tried with an older ubuntu version, and another distro and same error. I disabled the ...
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KVM can't access qcow2 images storend on an external HDD - none of the solution works

I am running RHEL 7.8 and also have the issue with KVM accessing external HDD. After I found the article above, I did all solutions but it did not work... Solution "fix the permission ...
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What's the best way to safely remove an external hard drive from Manjaro?

I had an aging Western Digital external USB HD (spinning, not flash memory) that periodically disappears from the Device section on my Thunar File Manager. I have Manjaro installed. I am able to ...
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ls: Crucial_X8: Permission denied

I hope this is a right community for asking this; if no, please advice a better one. I work on 256GB-ROM MacBook with MacOS Catalina. There're a lot of files and a lot of Xcode IDE temporary data. So ...
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Kubuntu installer changing partition table for unused disk?

I'm trying to install Kubuntu 20.04 from a USB key to an external (USB) hard drive. The system I'm using to do the installation is an Arch Linux that I'd like to leave untouched. The disk setup looks ...
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Can I write a Linux ISO to an external disk from MBP, and boot it on the same or other MBP directly?

I am looking at the possibility of booting linux from MacOS without installing it to the internal drive at all - just to boot a linux on aniso image to write on external drive to boot linux directly ...
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How to add write permissions to external drive?

I am using a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ running Raspbian as a personal Plex Media Server. I use a simple routine of ripping DVDs on my Mac, then SFTP'ing the files to the Pi onto the mounted external ...
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How to install Ubuntu on an external HDD partition?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my external hard-disk. Since I already have some files on that HDD, I created unallocated free space in order to install Linux on there. I am able to install it, ...
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I tried to unlock my external drive with Dislocker : now my drive doesn't work

I've got a 1TB external drive in NTFS encrypted with Bitlocker. I wanted to open it in Linux (Mint), so I quickly followed a tutorial like a real noob, not understanding how it worked, just pasting ...
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“Permission denied” with ffmpeg (via snap) on external drive

I got a new drive and I can copy files fine with simple cp on the drive. However for some weird reason I get Permission denied with ffmpeg. Permissions seem fine unless I'm missing something > ll ...
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How to properly see files on raid mount?

Operating System: PopOS (Ubuntu) I have two external harddrives in a single case that were setup with a RAID1 configuration. Had to get a new computer and after plugging in the external, the RAID ...
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How to allow non-root users to mount bitlocker encrypted external drives?

As a non-root user I would like to be able to mount external hard drives which have been encrypted with microsoft bitlocker. The admin (with root access) can set something up if I can tell him how to ...
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How to turn off external hard-drive when hibernating PC?

I sometimes connect external hard-drives (with their own power supply and without) via USB. They are constantly spinning, which doesn't bother me that much since I usually use them when they are ...
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Install distro to external ssd/hdd?

I'd like to know if it is possible to install an entire Linux distro along with its very own /, /boot, /home, /etc, and more onto an external ssd/hdd and boot to it just like any liveUSB. It would ...
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“No medium found” on external bootable HDD

I've got a functioning bootable HDD which can run a copy of Windows 10 internally in a different machine. I've been trying unsuccessfully to mount it while it's externally attached to an Ubuntu ...
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External USB-HDD became /dev/sda after power off, how to pin it to /dev/sdc?

Today a fuse blew out which turned off a small server. This server has an USB-HDD connected to it, but since I connected it about 3-4 months ago, I never turned the server totally off (no electricity)...
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Why external device becames READ ONLY after other programs use it?

Manually mounted device sdd1 is ok to use (mv, rm, cp etc) from terminal commands, but from the moment onwards that I use , lets say pcmanfm or firefox to save things, for instance, it becames READ ...
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Files Written to External USB Disk are taking up Internal Storage Space

Forgive me if I'm in the wrong Stack, this seemed like a more general Linux thing, so I posted here. Np if I need to take it elsewhere. Also I'm pretty new to Linux so please be patient. Hardware= ...
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External HDD not permitting writing ext4/ fat32 too small?

I have formatted (using GParted) an external HDD for use as it was NTFS, but the writing permissions were denied, I then tried fat32 but the file size is too small, there is no exfat option, and I ...
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Connecting USB external hard drive to a server in a datacenter - how to ensure that it works?

I've bought a pair of Seagate Expansion 4TB 2.5" drives, with the intention of posting them to my webhost (Hetzner in Germany) for them to connect so I can use them as bandwidth rather than try to ...
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It is possible to do a SMART report to an external USB HDD?

I have has installed Ubuntu/Debian too many times on it (five times), but for inexplicable reasons, it just stopped working and corrupt the files in it without intervention. I don't know if it is an ...
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Can't run Linux with home partition on removable hdd

I have a Linux installation with boot partition on internal laptop ssd and home partition on an external removable hdd. Since the first time I removed the HDD and booted Linux, I am unable to make ...
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Cloning a disk to a larger disk without overwriting

If I clone a hdd to another (larger) hdd that already has data on it, will the older data get deleted or will new data get added on top of old data? I need to move data from 2 smaller hard drives to ...
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I had to fix the blocks on my external HDD and now it is working reaallllly slow

I am trying to copy something to my external HDD and it copies things at 1.2MB/s which means I have another 25 hours to wait for everything to be copied over (101GB). It it used to be a lot faster (...
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UID/GID mapping for external storage across different POSIX systems [duplicate]

I have access to multiple POSIX desktops where my personal user account has different UID/GID. I use an ext4 formatted portable SSD, which is great for my work, except for the permissioning issues ...
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How to install grub for a multiboot external hard drive

I have an external hard drive which contains three primary partitions, two of them with an Ubuntu flavor each (14.04, 16.04), and the third contains just data. There is also an extended partition with ...
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How can I set up an external HDD that functions just like a shareable flash drive? [duplicate]

I have partitioned an external HDD on linux (gpt, ext4) and mounted it under /mnt and would like to use it as a storage device for the whole team, meaning everyone would have all permissions to all ...
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USB drive cannot be used as root drive after remounting?

I'm attempting to configure a raspberry pi 4 to boot from an external disk. I've configured it to boot from the partition ID I get from sudo blkid corresponding to my boot partition, and everything is ...
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Which file system copes 'better' with bad ejects of external USB HDDs?

Is there a disk format that copes well (or better than others) when end users physically disconnect USB-attached external drives without safely ejecting then? I have XFS, ext4, btrfs, exfat, and NTFS ...
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USB HDD not found

Some time ago I bought an external HDD 2TB. Now I am encountering a problem: My computer doesn't see it when I plug it in. (I tried Gparted, and some other program that I found on the internet). ...
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Scan unmounted external USB drive for malware without Infecting the system

I have an external USB backup drive that I suspect being infected with a rootkit and fear it might spread to the host Linux system when just connected. Some experts say that some malware has infected ...
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Automatically copy files to external USB drive when connected to laptop

I want to copy some files/folders to a USB Flash Drive, SSD, or HDD after I connect them to my laptop. I don't want to detect the USB, do extra stuff, etc.. I just want to run a script from my ...
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External Hard Drive detected but not listed on fdisk or lsblk

I've read another questions related to my issue, but nothing seems to fix mine. So I have an USB ext hard drive (2TB Transcend) that I'm trying to plug it in. It works before like I can use the hard ...
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Filesystem change from FAT32 to ext3/4

I'd like to change my HDD extension filesystem from FAT32 to ext3/4. Is it possible to make it with use of terminal and without data loss? I use Debian (stretch).
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kali rolling install on External HDD problem

I encountered some problems after installing kalil inux to the external hard drive. I installed kali linux to a mobile hard drive.(Mobile hard drive is USB conversion SATA HDD ) Hard disk partition ...
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How to access external HDD from Ubuntu Shell

I'm running Python code on Jupyter notebooks in an Ubuntu shell (I have a Windows PC). I don't have any more space in the PC's internal drive, so I use an external hard drive, but I can't seem to find ...
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How to calculate partition Start End Sector?

I am wondering what Start and End value to choose when partitioning my ext. SSD using fdisk. fdisk suggests 2048-250069679, default 2048 but 250069679 cannot be divided by 512 nor by 2048. Wouldn't ...
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Automount LVM logical volume with a udev rule and udisks2

I want to automatically mount an LVM logical volume on an external drive as soon as it is connected to the computer. The solution I choose here is to use udev to detect plug in events and udisks2 to ...
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Encrypting a currently used external hard drive such that it can be updated with rsync?

I currently have an unencrypted external hard drive that I use as a backup for my encrypted (with LUKS) main machine. To update my backup, I simply log in to the main machine and rsync to my external ...
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Is it wrong to fill the reserved space in an external USB drive for archiving purposes?

I have been filling a hard drive and a couple of backup drives with the family pictures and videos. Once a video goes into the archive, it remains there in a folder correctly labeled with the date. ...
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How shall I create PVs, VGs an LVs on external hard drives? [closed]

I have two hard drives (250G, and 150G) taken out from laptops, and can attach them to my computer using SATA/USB adapter. (I don't have an enclosure case, and what tools do you think are the best to ...
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Method to automatically email if a drive goes offline (or a USB port is restarted)

Is there a quick and easy method to send an email (I already have automatic emails coming from the server for other events - I just need to be able to send one for this specific event) if a USB port ...
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Does deleting the root partition affect the home partition?

But then I remembered home is !mounted! in /home and / is root Here's what I want to do.. I have an hdd with 4 partitions. boot swap root home I delete the first one, then the second, then ...
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Installed GRUB on the wrong disk during a Debian install

I had installed Debian on my external HDD but for some reasons GRUB didn't get installed on the HDD EFI partition but instead on has been installed on the man disk where I was doing the Debian install....
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Input/Output error after moving files on external hard-drive

I have an external hard-drive for saving all my photos/memories. I put all the pictures to the folder INTENSO/Handy-Backup/IPhone/DCIM/. Because I resetted my iPhone, I wanted to move all the old ...
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How to find boot record of external HDD

I have an internal NoteBook HDD hooked up to a Linux machine externally via USB and want to check if this HDD has some sort of boot record on it. I have no access to BIOS and can not boot my device ...

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