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Author: Bruce Perens
To: golinux
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Can this drive be saved?
If you just want to reuse the physical drive, without the data, there is a
way to do that. Write zeros the entire length of the block device. If there
are enough spare sectors left on the disk, the bad ones will be relocated
as you write them. The various disk tools will then tell you what the
overall health of the drive is.

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020, 4:12 PM <golinux@???> wrote:

> On 2020-08-29 17:15, Bruce Perens via Dng wrote:
> > Copy the block partition (not the mounted files) to a same size or
> > larger
> > blank block partition using ddrescue or gddrescue. Try to mount that
> > read
> > only and copy the files off. If it doesn't work, try to restore the
> > superblock using one of the tutorials online.
> >
> Thanks Bruce . . .
> Unfortunately, I don't have spare 1 TB drives laying around. Since that
> drive is an exact copy of another still working drive, no critical data
> has been lost so no need to copy files.
> I'm guessing that this failure is beyond fsck . . .
> golinux
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