[ale] Failing external drive. Planning to DD the failing drive to new external drive. Help please

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Thu Nov 12 10:55:28 EST 2015

use ddrescue. it can be saved to a file.

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On Nov 12, 2015 10:48 AM, "H P Ladds" <householdwords at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have an external hard drive failing and hope to DD the drive to a new
> external hard drive.
> Should I reformat the new drive to ext3 (or ext4) before DDing?
> The failing drive has two 500 gig partitions (I believe ext3). Should I DD
> the partitions separately or DD the entire drive?
> After DDing I'll try to retrieve the data. Oh and it is all data, no OS.
> TIA,
> Preston
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