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    ddrescue under debian, can rescue data from a ntfs drive with bb

    ddrescue under debian, can't rescue data from a ntfs drive with bb

    Hi Guys

    sorry for taking some of your time but i have a serious problem.

    My parents external drives with all the data/photos ect ect has got bb after three months of running on a shelfs.

    So what have i done;
    well i took of an old PC of the shelf, C2D with an 80 gb pata drive for a fresh install of debian, installed a basic system with ddrescue.

    I went out a bought a new similiar hdd like the one my parents had that broke down, same model, size.

    I pulled out the defective hdd from its external cage and connected it to the internal sata controller with the new harddisk, and took a look in /dev
    I could see that there were two partitions

    the new drive i mounted it sdb1 to /mnt/sdb1

    I have attachet an usb stick for the log file sdd1 (/mnt/sdd1)

    then i started the
    ddrescue -R 3 /dev/sdc /mnt/sdb1/backup.img /mnt/sdd1/backup.txt it found 3240 mb data out of 1 tb, where i will guess 60% is used, but stopped because the syslog kernel.log and messages has filled up the diskspace on the 80 gb hdd..

    so i disabled them and restarted againg and now it rescues 0, what have i done wrong ?

    shall i cool down the drive or ? any suggestion will be help full

    with kind regards
    Last edited by brislingf; 04-05-2012 at 03:14 PM. Reason: misspelled

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    Linux Guru jmadero's Avatar
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    Try using this software instead and I would recommend doing one type of file at a time.

    PhotoRec - CGSecurity

    I used that recently when I accidentally formatted my 500 gig drive instead of my 2 gig thumb drive...worked relatively well.
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