Need good disk dump utility

Christian Groessler cpg at aladdin.de
Mon Apr 25 09:45:30 CDT 2005


 

> From Jules Richardson, 25. April 2005 16:25
> 
> One thing that'd be useful would be a patched version of dd that could
> also retry reading bad blocks n times up to some command-line supplied
> maximum; quite often I find for marginal data (such as flakey floppies
> and hard disks) an initial read might work but one or more subsequent
> reads work find. Far as I know standard dd won't retry reading data at
> all.

I think sdd does all this.
See ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/sdd

regards,
chris




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