SCSI emulator

Jason T silent700 at
Fri Nov 5 13:06:37 CDT 2010

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 11:45 AM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at> wrote:
>  Preserving/snapshotting the contents of a SCSI drive is as simple as
> hooking it to a UNIX box and running a "dd" command.

For us n00bs, what's the next step?  If it's a drive from a (for
example) SunOS box, you hook it up to a Solaris machine, mount it,
identify it as something you want, dd it and it is preserved.

What if you have (as I and probably most of you do) a pile of
completely unknown SCSI drives?  So you hook it to your nearest *nix
machine, dd it to a file, and the drive is free to head crash and
become scrap.  Now what do you do with that image?

I'd guess the next step is to try to mount that dd'd image somewhere.
Is there an easy way to ID the filesystem of a foreign drive, or is it
trial-and-error at that point?


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