moving files from bad sectors
nkinkade at ub.edu.bz
Wed Feb 16 17:29:56 GMT 2005
On Wed, Feb 16, 2005 at 11:57:02AM -0500, Ean Kingston wrote:
> > I have a hard disk that looks like its going out.
> > So far, there are 6 reported crc errors. However, I have a file that
> > I would like to read as much as possible of using tar, but the whole
> > job stops like this:
> > # tar cvf /dev/nrsa0 /home > /root/tarhome.cat
> > tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
> > tar: /home/smbshare1/BUDGETS/RXS0008 fy04 kellogg report and
> > summary.xls: Read error at byte 14848, reading 10240 bytes:
> > Input/output error
> > tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> > When attempting to cp that same file I get another error and the cp
> > stops.
> > Are there any tools that will permit me to cp as much of this file as
> > possible, ie all sectors up to, and then past, the bad spot?
> dd will let you specify parts of files to skip over. You will probably
> have to do some fiddling with the arguements to get it just right for your
Specifically, try using the "conv=noerror" option with dd.
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