I have a 250 gig drive that has errors on it. I used the rescue option of G4L
to copy the drive to a good one. This is the first time I've used the software
so I'm not sure how long it's supposed to take. The step it's currently on is
"Splitting Failed Blocks." The "time from last successful read" is "2.3d" It
says that it has rescued 249941MB. Since I"m not familiar with the program I'm
not sure if the copy has failed or if I should keep waiting it out. Any
Have not done many rescues using the ddrescue, but it would depend on how many
errors and were they are located on the drive. A couple years ago, I had a co-
worker with a failing drive, and ran spinrite on it to repair and it took 3
What OS is on the disks. Sometimes ntfsclone option can backup the data if it
is not in used files. Also, the fsarchiver is a file level backup, but don't
know how it handles hard errors in files.
Thanks for the reply. According to the info the # of errors were 1230 with a
total size of 118MB. The average rate fluctuates so it looks like it is doing
something but it has been running for almost a week straight. Also, if you
know, what do the fields "ipos" and "opos" mean?
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