[mythtv-users] maxtor drive with buffer i/o errors...how to get data off?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Dec 14 20:39:23 EST 2005

Greg Cope wrote:

>I've successfully dd disks that are dying onto another one.  Or use cp.
Don't use cp, use cpio--cp will cause you to create copies in place of 
links (so you could end up with several copies of a single file on a 
disk).  With GNU findutils and GNU cpio:

cd /mnt/baddisk
find . -print0 | cpio -dpmv0 /mnt/gooddisk

Note that you should do this from a boot/root floppy (i.e. so you're not 
copying the virtual filesystems, etc.).  Also, make sure you remember 
all partitions on the disk.


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