|Subject:||[Bug-ddrescue] partially recovered mftshort|
|Date:||Wed, 7 May 2014 11:25:21 +0000|
Hi all, firstly, thanks so much Scott for such awesome software!
Secondly, I've used ddrescue to copy /dev/sda to /dev/sde and it's mostly completed before grinding to a halt, or rather a patience trying pace.
Then I found and tried ntfsfindbad hoping that it would tell me that my mp3 collection was magically intact and I could just forget about this whole data recovery thing. Alas, it was not to be. Also, $MFT showed on the list of bad.
Then I tried ddru_ntfsbitmap /dev/sda4 domain_logfile
current pos: 3221 MB, current status: finished
domain size: 16384 B, in 1 area(s)
rescued: 0 B, in 0 area(s) ( 0%)
non-tried: 0 B, in 0 area(s) ( 0%)
errsize: 16384 B, errors: 1 (100%)
non-trimmed: 0 B, in 0 area(s) ( 0%)
non-split: 0 B, in 0 area(s) ( 0%)
bad-sector: 16384 B, in 1 area(s) (100%)"
so I ran this
sudo ddrescue -i3221225472 -o0 -s16384 -r-1 -R /dev/sda4 __mftshort __mftshort.log
which I found in a log file and just stuck it on infinite retry and put it in -Reverse as that seems to help sometimes.
which recovered all of it apparently. I started this email because it had only recovered two thirds after about 25 retries and I wanted to know if the remainder could be deduced from what else was known about the filesystem, no need now apparently. Hooray.
Now I have the same issue with $Bitmap, however. I guess I'll just put that on infinite retry until it works also.
2121 kB rescued 27787 kB errsize.
Since I've already started a /dev/sda to /dev/sde with ddrescue, is there some way to write these ntfsbitmap retrying results onto /dev/sde and update my original ddrlog.txt, like my 16k mftshort data which I don't think made it from /dev/sda to /dev/sde originally?
Also, since the $Bitmap recovery is taking such a long time, is it possible to check /dev/sde to see if there are any fragments on there already, as in do a merge of $Bitmap from both /dev/sde and /dev/sda? Then instruct ntfsbitmap to look on /dev/sda only for what it knows isn't on /dev/sde?
since /dev/sde is exactly the same size (capacity) and layout as /dev/sda and a partial ddrescue copy of /dev/sda could I just run the ntfsbitmap commend on sde first and then on sda?
Lastly, is a partially recovered $Bitmap at all usefull?
Thanks again for writing this software, and thanks in advance for answering the questions of a dim user!
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