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Questions tagged [ddrescue]

ddrescue is a data recovery tool that copies data from one file or block device to another, trying to rescue the good parts first in case of read errors.

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Can I recover a single partition with ddrescue?

I have a failed hdd (seagate 1Tb) with bad sector. I want to make an image of it with ddrescue. The problem is that I don't have a 1tb hdd to put the image on. The files that I have to rescue are ...
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How to speed up ddrescue

I am trying to backup my failing external USB HDD Maxtor M3 4TB using ddrescue. In the beginning, I was getting around 300kB/s so I ripped the external box and connected the drive directly via SATA ...
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Why does VMware stop writing data read using ddrescue?

I'm using VMware Workstation 15 Pro to run a VM containing some pretty current rescue-Linux to rescue data from some broken USB-HDD using ddrescue. That starts working fine for some GBs of data, then ...
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How to recover data from unallocated drive? [duplicate]

The 750GB hard drive in my Windows 10 laptop has died and I'm planning out my recovery strategy with the Parted Magic CD. The drive is currently showing up as "unallocated" in GParted. Here are the ...
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How to merge ONLY mapfiles of `ddrescue`? (only mapfile was mistyped)

My system is Manjaro (Arch) Linux. I have GNU ddrescue v1.23-1 (recently installed). When resuming ddrescue, I mistyped the mapfile. Now I have one image and two logfiles. On Day 1, I rescued the ...
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ddrescue stuck, Error Splicing DVD file on Linux, but not on Windows

I have couple of old scratched DVDs which I wanted to rescue using ddrescue. The problem is it shows "error splicing file" on copying files manually using PartedMagic or Ubuntu, also ddrescue gets ...
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Is it safe to use multiple different `--input-position` with ddrescue?

I need to rescue data from some 2 TB large hard-drive and am doing so in some Live-Linux in some VM, where the problematic hard-drive is connected to using USB 3 and the VM provides a virtual disk of ...
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Can't resize NTFS partition

I'm cloning an old 1TB drive to a new 2TB drive. I've successfully managed to clone it, using ddrescue and SystemRescueCD, and can now boot into Windows on my new 2TB drive. However, the drive now has ...
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Using different versions of ddrescue “together”

I have a 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2.5 inch drive which is starting to fail (SMART is yellow and showing many pending sector reallocations, copying a 70GB disk image I had on it failed, bla bla). I ...
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GNU ddrescue, request help on how to proceed for advanced passes

Hello I'm doing an image of an ntfs disk with the GNU utility ddrescue, I made a first pass with the -n option which resulted in an amount of non-scrapped data, a bad-sector amount, a number of bad-...
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Hard disk periodically hangs with large amounts of I/O

To illustrate the problem: right now I'm backing up a NTFS partition with ddrescue. The application will run for several minutes (2-3 GB) and then apparently hang. No errors are reported and it never ...
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Trying to restore gnu-ddrescue .img file to new HDD

I tried to do a routine Win7 x64 SSD backup using Clonezilla. Tried a couple of times but it failed both times reporting bad sectors. I ran checkdisk and a few other programs but they found no ...
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ddrescue: Retry failed blocks after first run

I backed up a failing harddrive with ddrescue. The command I used was # ddrescue -vv -d -J /dev/sda /mnt/rescue/winxp.img winxp.map The program completed with around 60 errors. I wanted to retry ...
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Recovery of files from a Windows failing drive

A 1TB NTFS-formatted disk on my Windows 10 machine started crapping out. Following advice in other questions, I downloaded a System Rescue CD ISO, booted from it and ran ddrescue as suggested here to ...
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Gddrescue asks for a mapfile but refuses to create one

I'm using Example 3 from gddrescue's documentation here to zero-write a disk and force pending bad sectors on it to be reallocated. The same documentation states elsewhere that: If mapfile ...

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