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 A Look at dd_rescue

"Well, I had another one of those moments the other day when I ran across dd_rescue. This utility addresses the issue of using dd to image a drive that has bad blocks or otherwise has errors. When dd hits an error, it fails, so you are left with using skip and seek arguments to try to route around the bad blocks. Dd_rescue addresses this by simply skipping bad blocks it finds (or trying X number of times before skipping if you wish), so you can image even failing drives full of bad blocks."

 (Submitted by Noel Mon Jul 19, 2004 )


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