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Author:  sauria [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:24 pm ]
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MonkeyBoy wrote:
I just dedicate a second system to recovery tasks, all I look for are blinky lights and when it stops blinking I know it's finished.

One really nice thing about ddrescue is that it can write a log of activity out to a flash drive or another writable destination, so if you lose power in the middle and get dumped back at square one it can use that log to resume the rescue at the point it got interrupted. Nifty little piece of software.

Thanks!

Author:  sauria [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:26 pm ]
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Success! After 28:41:41. It completed with some errors but I seem to have all of the files there on the backup. What to do now?

Author:  BDAqua [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:07 pm ]
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Now you can replace the inner one.

Author:  Anonymous [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:45 pm ]
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sauria wrote:
What to do now?

Use a screwdriver, probably a Torx T8, to disassemble the old hard drive and pull out the super awesome rare earth magnets so you can stick thick stacks of paper, chunks of plywood, small-to-medium sized mammals (squirrels, woodchucks, juvenile bobcats and so forth), etc., firmly to your refrigerator.

Alternatively, if the drive is still under warranty try to zero it out and mail it back to the manufacturer.

- Anonymous

Author:  sauria [ Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:39 am ]
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Awesome!

Author:  Avon B7 [ Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:22 am ]
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Excellent news! Congrats on the rescue!

Author:  sauria [ Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:50 am ]
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Avon B7 wrote:
Excellent news! Congrats on the rescue!


Thank you, I wonder if I should burn this drive to a DVD ?

Author:  BDAqua [ Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:07 am ]
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How would you get 80% of 4 TB on a DVD?

BTW, did you use DW & CCC, or just CCC?

Author:  sauria [ Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:29 am ]
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BDAqua wrote:
How would you get 80% of 4 TB on a DVD?

BTW, did you use DW & CCC, or just CCC?

Split it over a few. I used just CCC, it seems that every
File made it. Even those that reported as errors.
I was able to copy those again in the finder.

Author:  BDAqua [ Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:11 am ]
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Wouldn't that require about 300 DVD-DLs?

4 TB... (4,000 GB/5*4)/8 GB=300

Author:  sauria [ Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:14 pm ]
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BDAqua wrote:
Wouldn't that require about 300 DVD-DLs?

4 TB... (4,000 GB/5*4)/8 GB=300


I have the Blue Ray DL. But, it might be better to get another drive. I want to archive this disk.

Author:  roam [ Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:52 am ]
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Good news on your recovered data, but I wouldn't bother with burning them to blu ray DVDs. Great as they are for display, they pale in comparison to modern drives in terabyte style.

If you have data that goes back to 1997, I am presuming it is not system data as that needs to be in a obsolete format to be retrieved by an older file system. This is a problem with archiving; carrying forward old content requires old software to run it, and this can be lost as disk formats get replaced. Regrettably old software often requires the old 'hardware' to run it or at least interpret it.

But if these data are just documents and similar, why not just get another 4GB drive and make a copy to replace the old one to keep it as an archive? In this case, simply replacing the old one with a new one would be the least uncomplicated.

Author:  sauria [ Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:37 am ]
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roam wrote:
Good news on your recovered data, but I wouldn't bother with burning them to blu ray DVDs. Great as they are for display, they pale in comparison to modern drives in terabyte style.

If you have data that goes back to 1997, I am presuming it is not system data as that needs to be in a obsolete format to be retrieved by an older file system. This is a problem with archiving; carrying forward old content requires old software to run it, and this can be lost as disk formats get replaced. Regrettably old software often requires the old 'hardware' to run it or at least interpret it.

But if these data are just documents and similar, why not just get another 4GB drive and make a copy to replace the old one to keep it as an archive? In this case, simply replacing the old one with a new one would be the least uncomplicated.


Thanks, yes, I think I will do that. I still may need to access this data sometimes from a G4/533 DP. I have Cricket graph docs from 1987.

Author:  Avon B7 [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:14 pm ]
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I would definitely just get a another disk or two and keep one off site.

Your Blu Ray option will require some kind of indexing software to locate the files you want later on.

Author:  sauria [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:32 pm ]
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Avon B7 wrote:
I would definitely just get a another disk or two and keep one off site.

Your Blu Ray option will require some kind of indexing software to locate the files you want later on.


Will do, thank you.

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