ddrescue overwrote destination drive. i'm now in dddespair
In a rushed attempt to save my failing hard drive, i decided to use ddrescue without fully understanding the instructions.
The failing hard drive is a 40 GB (/dev/sdc).
My plan was to write the recovered data to my misc. 500 GB drive (/dev/sdb).
In my noobishness, i typed
ddrescue -n /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdb1
not realizing that would overwrite the entire 500 GB drive with a 40 GB partition instead of creating an image like i planned.
I grabbed the recovered data that i needed, but now is there a way to get the old 500 GB partition back?