Help Failing Disk Problem

Hakan K dominor at
Mon Nov 5 12:55:29 PST 2007

Try to connect the bad one as a secondary HD to get the data if u can
not clone it..


On Nov 5, 2007 3:50 PM, Derek Ragona <derek at> wrote:
> At 01:53 PM 11/5/2007, Sean Murphy wrote:
> >I have a FreeBSD 6.2 Release box with a single ide that has user data and
> >the FreeBSD OS on a hard disk that is failing.  I need advice on the best
> >way to clone the entire disk (or at least the data) onto a larger ide disk
> >drive, then pull the failing disk and replace it with the clone.  What is
> >the best way in FreeBSD to do that?
> >
> >Thanks
> If you buy a new disk most disk manufacturer's have cloning
> software.  However if you are having media failure errors it can be
> difficult to get the data off.  You may be able to just get the data you
> need off this disk by copying to a new disk, or top tape, or a usb
> disk.  If you  know what data you need like: /etc /usr/local/etc
> /usr/local/data you may be better to just copy those trees off.
>          -Derek
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