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Re: [Bug-ddrescue] oops, i recovered right over my good hard drive

From: andrew zajac
Subject: Re: [Bug-ddrescue] oops, i recovered right over my good hard drive
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 11:00:02 -0700 (PDT)

Was there anything useful on that partition before your "Oops"?

Because the filesystem that was once there is not recoverable.  However, you may be able to use file-carving to recover some files from what you currently have.  You only overwrote 40 gigs out of a possible 500 gigs.

Look into Photorec or Foremost to recover your data.

If the problem is that you just want to be able to "see" the other 460 Gigs that was once there, reformat the partition.  You currently have a 500 gig partition with a 40 gig filesystem on it.  That's why it only appears as a 40 gig drive.

Good luck!


--- On Tue, 5/19/09, Michael Mullen <address@hidden> wrote:

From: Michael Mullen <address@hidden>
Subject: [Bug-ddrescue] oops, i recovered right over my good hard drive
To: address@hidden
Received: Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 12:18 PM

In desparation, i used ddrescue (successfully!) to save a failed hard drive.  Unfortunately, i didn't read the instructions carefully enough.
The failing HD is 40 GB (/dev/sdc)
I decided to put the rescued data on 500 GB misc. drive (/dev/sdb)

stupidly, i typed:
ddrescue -n /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdb1
Instead of creating an image, like i intended, I just overwrote the entire partition on sdb1!  I got the rescued data off that i needed, now i need to
get /dev/sdb1 back because now all the system sees is a 40GB partition.  Any ideas?

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