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Re: [Bug-ddrescue] Having trouble mounting ddrescue image

From: Andrew Burgess
Subject: Re: [Bug-ddrescue] Having trouble mounting ddrescue image
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 06:25:37 -0800

On 02/04/2011 02:12:20 AM, Ian Oliver wrote:
In article <address@hidden>, Andrew zajac
> The fact that you imaged the partition only as well as the fact that
> you used a usb interface is not a problem.  In fact, in the case of
> a drive that keeps disappearing, using a USB interface will avoid
> you the trouble of having to reboot every time.

Maybe I'm too negative regards failing drives attached via USB, but
I've been twice bitten.

I have also had a failing drive attached via eSATA, and when it dropped
off the bus, I just power cycled it and Linux (ubuntu karmic) found it

yeah that's nice when it happens. maybe next time i'll try moving a drive to
esata, i hadn't thought to try a different motherboard driver.
when the drive was on the ich10 chipset it would vanish never to return.

its also nice to hook up a power control to the drive so you can
power cycle it via software. then you just wrap a script around ddrescue
and when it exits because the drive vanished your script power
cycles it, finds the possibly changed minor device number and off you go again.
i used an x10 appliance control module for this but there
are probably lots of ways.

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