[clug] Recovering data from old disks. Max age observed?

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sat Jun 15 08:48:02 UTC 2019


No idea - ran ‘ddrescue’ with defaults.
no paramaters bar source & destination.

Those are really handy options it has - thanks very much,
Next drive I try to recover, I’ll look at the options more closely.

I was impressed with only 17 errors. Filesystem passed fsck and other checks, so not fussed with losses.


> On 15 Jun 2019, at 09:57, Eyal Lebedinsky via linux <linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> How many ddrescue passes did you use? I found that using a large number (say 500)
> recovered many bad tracks for me when a disk goes funny.
> Of course, one may rarely get a false positive.
> cheers
> [trimmed]
> -- 
> Eyal at Home (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au <mailto:eyal at eyal.emu.id.au>)

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