dealing with a slightly flaky USB drive; unkillable bash process

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 12:32:34 UTC 2015


On 13 October 2015 at 21:52, Adam Funk <a24061 at ducksburg.com> wrote:
> Thanks very much for suggesting that.  I tried the "lazy option":
>
> sudo ddrescue -d /dev/sdb2 dodgy-usb.img dodgy.usb.log
>
> and it worked brilliantly: it recovered the whole partition (about
> 300 GB) in 3 hours & a bit, & the resulting image file works with
> losetup.  AFAICT all the contents of the resulting mount are intact.
> The strangest thing is that ddrescue did not report any errors!


:-D I am very glad indeed to hear that!

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