francis at cs.adelaide.edu.au
Thu Apr 7 05:28:45 EDT 2005
On 07/04/2005, at 5:42 PM, Carl Edlund Anderson wrote:
> Mind you, I have heard a disk util like that could theoretically be
> the final straw that killed the disc right there and then, too.
Yes. Something like DiskWarrior should never be used to try to repair
on a failing disk. They are only useful for a damaged file system that
not sustaining more damage as it works. They tend to assume this.
Once the disk itself starts to fail, trying to fix things usually
simply makes things
worse, and you lose more files faster. You can use some of these
to try to retrieve data - but never let them actually write to the disk.
SOP would be to make a block for block copy of the disk onto another
and run a file syste repair utility on the copy. Never run it on known
Just get the good data off NOW!
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