2 TB external HD does not mount any more. How to save it's data?

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Tue Dec 16 16:36:53 UTC 2014

On Tue, 2014-12-16 at 17:24 +0100, iceblink wrote:
> The idea is to minimise the use of the failing disk, because that will 
> only cause more defects. So make a bit-by-bit digital copy to a new 
> disk, and then use the new disk to try and save the data.

Yes - but the "new disk" can also just be a file somewhere. Linux can
mount the image of a disk just as easily as it can mount a real disk. A
file is generally more manageable, AND can if necessary be written
block-for-block to a new real drive. Make sure the filesystem where you
store the file can handle 2TB file sizes though :-)

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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