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Re: Error reading block x (Attempt to read block...) (fwd)

 On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 11:47 AM, Jerry Feldman <[hidden email]> wrote: 
>  That would probably be wise, but not easy. The best way is to boot from 
>  a standalone Linux system, and copy the partitions that way, but you 
>  still run the risk of a damaged backup if a read fails as it might 
>  terminate the backup, but the advice is certainly good advice. 
>  Additionally, there is a Linux badblocks(8) command whose job it is is 
>  to remap badblocks. I was in a hurry earlier and forgot about it. 

Another good tool to skip over read errors is dd_rescue or ddrescue -- 
I can never remember the difference between the two different 
Kristian Erik Hermansen 
"It has been just so in all my inventions. The first step is an 
intuition--and comes with a burst, then difficulties arise. This thing 
gives out and then that--'Bugs'--as such little faults and 
difficulties are called--show themselves and months of anxious 
watching, study and labor are requisite before commercial success--or 
failure--is certainly reached" -- Thomas Edison in a letter to 
Theodore Puskas on November 18, 1878 

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