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Re: [opensuse] Hard drive problem & data recovery
  • From: Stefan Hundhammer <sh@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 11:51:04 +0100
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On Monday 10 March 2008 21:47, Sam Clemens wrote:
I seem to remember someone on the list using a certain type of low-level
copy program that recovered all their data from a faulty drive. Can
anyone else remeber what that was please?

That would be the dd command.

dd_rescue (package ddrescue.rpm) is designed to do that kind of thing. It's a
lot more error tolerant, in particular in this kind of scenario (hard drive

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