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Re: Backing up a nearly dead HDD



Jima wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> Randy Wyatt wrote:
>>> Why not use dd?  if you are replacing a drive with a similar drive, dd
>>> is perfect.
>>
>> dd is not great when used with a failing drive.
>> Try ddrescue instead.
> 
>  s/dd/dd_/ -- contrary to logic, ddrescue and dd_rescue are, in fact,
> different projects, and it appears we only have dd_rescue in Fedora.
> (Interestingly enough, they both seem to be currently maintained, and
> ddrescue was actually last updated 11 days ago.  Huh.)

FFS.

Antonio can you enlighten us on why you chose this confusing name?
Could you merge with the original project to alleviate confusion in the future?
What does ddrescue do differently to dd_rescue?
Couldn't we merge this functionality into dd anyway?

Pádraig.




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