|Subject:||Re: [Bug-ddrescue] Should i restart rescue - newbie Grandma needs help|
|Date:||Wed, 26 May 2010 13:24:17 -0700 (PDT)|
"My HD is 320 GB. My external drive has approximately 345 GB of free space."
What do you mean free space? Did you partition it and create sdc1 to be 345 gigs in size?
Because the following command write directly to sdc1:
sudo ddrescue --no-split /dev/sda2 /dev/sdc1
Whatever filesystem was on scd1 is gone. It is overwritten with what is on sda2. It's possible to write to a file which will only take up the free space on a device. You do so by mounting the device and telling ddrescue that the image is (to be) the filename.
sudo ddrescue /dev/sda2 image log
That will create an image of sda2 on your external drive. The image will named "image" and the log will be called "log".
I hope that I am wrong and that you didn't just blow away most of the data you had saved on the external drive.
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