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    ddrescue help; hdd died during trim process

    My Vmware esx hdd went bad.

    while running ddrescue from a live CD; it was able to generate a 4tb img file; however during the trimming stage the hdd died completely. i am now at a stage where using losetup i am able to mount the img file and see the file and folders. unfortunately the important data files are 0 filled.

    the ddrescueview shows the following status
    input size 3.99 TB
    rescued 876.05GB
    non tried 0b
    error count 281010
    bad sectors 143.8 MB
    non-trimmed 1.81 TB
    pending 3.12 TB
    current pos 2.68 TB
    non scraped 1.31 tb

    is there any way the data can be recovered from the img file; probably by making sure the non trimmed data is also made visible (not sure; thinking out of desperation).

    any help, suggestion on this will really help

    the old hdd is now completely out and doesnt even spin up when connected to power.

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    Trusted Penguin Irithori's Avatar
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    May 2009
    No, there isnt, the blocks have not yet been fullly copied yet.
    Depending on the worth of the data, you might want to send the dead hdd and its other raid members to a recovery lab.

    It might sound cruel, I dont mean it like that:
    If all VMs would be
    a) redundant
    b) automated with chef/puppet/ansible
    c) if all data would be backed up (and restoreable)
    then your desperation level and the impact of this hardware failure would be lower.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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