sudo ./ddrescue -B -v -r0 -n --cluster-size=40 /dev/rdisk2 /Volumes/Lacie/tentry/work.dmg work.log
And it really looked like it was moving this time around, but then I noticed that it had 0 errors and this morning I wake to find that it has created a dmg larger than the bad harddrive it's self.
And double clicking to open it gives me a warning message of
The disk image you are opening may be damaged and could damage your system.
So I will try and open it on a different computer but first have to back that up.
# pos size status
0x00000000 0x765EE45E00 +
0x765EE45E00 -1 ?
Did I finally just screw this hard drive over?
sudo ddrescue -v -d -n --cluster-size=10 --input-position=500MB /dev/sdc /media/sea500gb/tony.img /media/sea500gb/tony.log
Keeping my fingers crossed on this one.
Any thoughts as to why ddrescue would not respond to CTRL-C? The only way I could get it to exit was to unplug the drive and make it think the drive didn't exist any more.
Also, regarding the other switches/parameters that can be set with ddrescue...when is it recommended to use the "-t (truncate)" switch? What does it do exactly? Advantages, disadvantages?