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[Bug-ddrescue] How to do this...?

From: Paul L Daniels
Subject: [Bug-ddrescue] How to do this...?
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:25:07 +1000

This is actually quite counter to what ddrescue does, but I frequently
get drives that need to be handled in the following way;

I need ddrescue to exit (with non-zero code perhaps) as soon as the
read rate hits zero, so that I can then power down the HDD, wait a few
minutes, and then have it power back up, all using a script, ie;

        while [ 1 -eq 1 ]; do
                ddrescue --exit-on-zero -v -f /dev/sde img log

                if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then

                powerSwitch off
                sleep 180
                powerSwich on
                sleep 10

Basically the hard drives will run for a couple of minutes before
shutting down, letting me get about 1~10GB of data off, but I don't
want to have to keep manually checking and restarting to reclaim the
whole 500GB in this particular case.

Of course, worst case scenario, I'll just adjust the source-code myself
for now :)

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