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Re: Suggestions?

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Suggestions?
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 13:55:53 +1100
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On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 01:26:34PM -0800, Mike Arndt wrote:
> Yesterday I noticed messages like the following appearing in my logs, 
> accompanied by delayed access to some log files:
> Jan 14 10:16:08 www kernel: hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady 
> SeekComplete Error }
> Jan 14 10:16:08 www kernel: hda: dma_intr: error=0x40 { 
> UncorrectableError }, LBAsect=1803697, sector=823672
> Jan 14 10:16:08 www kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev 03:01 (hda), 
> sector 823672

This looks bad!

> I've used parted to mirror a drive before, but I wanted to ask for 
> suggestions on any additional steps i should take, being that this 
> drive is possibly damaged.  What can I expect from copying my data to 
> another drive?  Is corrupt data on the target drive likely?

Yes, probably.

I don't know much about hard disks, but it is likely that you can
spend money and get a reliable copy.  For example, it might be
the circuitry that is broken rather than the actual disk, in which
case a data recovery shop can probably do a transplant :)

I guess it depends how much the data is worth to you.


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