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Re: [SLE] Resilient Device Copy Utility?
  • From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 1 May 2005 15:44:24 -0400
  • Message-id: <87f94c3705050112446601944b@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 5/1/05, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> Scott,
>
> On Sunday 01 May 2005 11:25, Scott Leighton wrote:
> > On Sunday 01 May 2005 11:04 am, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > A while back someone wrote here (I think it was this list) about a
> > > dd-like utility that would deal with I/O errors more intelligently
> > > (or at least more flexibly). In particular, it could be made to
> > > continue on after an I/O error on the input side, skipping the
> > > output side commensurately so the output was a copy of the input
> > > with those portions that were unreadable filled with zeros.
> > >
> > > If anyone knows of such a thing, please let me know.
> >
> > That sounds like dd_rescue, here...
> >
> > http://www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/ddrescue/
>
> That's it. And it's already installed on my system!
>
> % dd_rescue -V
>
> dd_rescue Version 1.11, garloff@xxxxxxx, GNU GPL
> ($Id: dd_rescue.c,v 1.50 2005/02/14 00:39:44 garloff Exp $)
>

Just as an FYI, dd will meet the original requirements with the
conv=noerror,sync option.

dd_rescue tries even harder.

Greg
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Greg Freemyer

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