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> From: "ALE" <ale at ale.org>
> To: "Sergio Chaves" <sergio.chaves at gmail.com>, "ALE" <ale at ale.org>,
> devnull at iamdevnull.info
> Sent: Friday, December 13, 2019 12:45:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [ale] HDD Locked Up - Wife business pics in it!

> Have at least as much storage available as the dead drive and run photorec NOW.
> It will try and try and try to pull what it can off the drive. You don't need
> to care about what failed, only how fast can you pull off the pictures :-)

> (This is the perfect situation to have had a mirror drive with 2 different
> makes/models of drives)

I use rsync over SSH to simulate a "tape rotation system". 

> From: "ALE" <ale at ale.org>
> To: "Sergio Chaves" <sergio.chaves at gmail.com>, "ALE" <ale at ale.org>,
> devnull at iamdevnull.info
> Sent: Friday, December 13, 2019 12:45:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [ale] HDD Locked Up - Wife business pics in it!

> Have at least as much storage available as the dead drive and run photorec NOW.
> It will try and try and try to pull what it can off the drive. You don't need
> to care about what failed, only how fast can you pull off the pictures :-)

> (This is the perfect situation to have had a mirror drive with 2 different
> makes/models of drives)

I use rsync over SSH to simulate a "tape rotation system". The script generates outputs the commands for verification and you can run those. It uses hard links to conserve disk space. 

To run the script for real: ./bu.sh | /bin/bash -ex 
TARGET="backup" 
# This will be overwritten do it needs to 
# be deleted 
printf '%s\n' "rm -rf ${TARGET}.50" 
for ii in $(seq 49 -1 1); do 
if [[ -e "${TARGET}.${ii}" ]]; then 
printf '%s\n' "mv -v ${TARGET}.${ii} ${TARGET}.$(expr ${ii} + 1)" 
fi 
done 
printf '%s\n' "cp -al? ${TARGET}.0 ${TARGET}.1"; 
printf '%s\n' 'rsync --delete -avz -e "ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null" --progress user at ip:dir/ ./${TARGET}.0/' 

> From: "ALE" <ale at ale.org>
> To: "Sergio Chaves" <sergio.chaves at gmail.com>, "ALE" <ale at ale.org>,
> devnull at iamdevnull.info
> Sent: Friday, December 13, 2019 12:45:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [ale] HDD Locked Up - Wife business pics in it!

> Have at least as much storage available as the dead drive and run photorec NOW.
> It will try and try and try to pull what it can off the drive. You don't need
> to care about what failed, only how fast can you pull off the pictures :-)

> (This is the perfect situation to have had a mirror drive with 2 different
> makes/models of drives)

> On Fri, 2019-12-13 at 12:30 -0500, Sergio Chaves via Ale wrote:

>> So, here is where I am now...
>> After trying several things, I ended up using a USB docking station ( bios in
>> two PCs gave me errors and failed to boot as SATA). I then loaded an older
>> version of lubuntu (CentOS 7 and both Ubuntu 18.4 and Mint "Tina" failed to
>> mount it regardless of what I tried) and created a file "ignore_uas.conf" in
>> the modprobe.d following the directions here:
>> https://askubuntu.com/questions/1029544/seagate-2t-external-hard-drive-can-not-be-mounted-detected-by-lsusb-but-not-by/1184394#1184394

>> I was then able to see the drive.
>> The dd command says "error reading /dev/sdb : Input/Output error"

>> SMARTCTL says:
>> Failing attribute-32
>> Failing attribute-48
>> Pre-Fail (but OK status) attribute-51
>> Attributes 105, 120, 127, and 254 = Old-Age but with an OK status.
>> Attribute 255 = Pre-Fail and with a "Failed in the Past" status

>> Help?

>> On Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 8:56 AM Sam Rakowski < devnull at iamdevnull.info > wrote:

>>> When you boot to a recovery cd:

>>> * Can you dd if=/dev/sdX of=/dev/null and transfer any data at all?
>>> * What does 'smartctl -a /dev/sdX' tell you, if anything?
>>> * What's in the syslog when you try either?

>>> Also, recovery-wise, around how much data are you looking to (hopefully)
>>> recover?
>>> Sent via BlackBerry

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> What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his
> own tail. It won't fatten the dog. - Speech 11/23/1900 Mark Twain
> http://heretothereideas.blogspot.com/

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> On Fri, 2019-12-13 at 12:30 -0500, Sergio Chaves via Ale wrote:

>> So, here is where I am now...
>> After trying several things, I ended up using a USB docking station ( bios in
>> two PCs gave me errors and failed to boot as SATA). I then loaded an older
>> version of lubuntu (CentOS 7 and both Ubuntu 18.4 and Mint "Tina" failed to
>> mount it regardless of what I tried) and created a file "ignore_uas.conf" in
>> the modprobe.d following the directions here:
>> https://askubuntu.com/questions/1029544/seagate-2t-external-hard-drive-can-not-be-mounted-detected-by-lsusb-but-not-by/1184394#1184394

>> I was then able to see the drive.
>> The dd command says "error reading /dev/sdb : Input/Output error"

>> SMARTCTL says:
>> Failing attribute-32
>> Failing attribute-48
>> Pre-Fail (but OK status) attribute-51
>> Attributes 105, 120, 127, and 254 = Old-Age but with an OK status.
>> Attribute 255 = Pre-Fail and with a "Failed in the Past" status

>> Help?

>> On Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 8:56 AM Sam Rakowski < devnull at iamdevnull.info > wrote:

>>> When you boot to a recovery cd:

>>> * Can you dd if=/dev/sdX of=/dev/null and transfer any data at all?
>>> * What does 'smartctl -a /dev/sdX' tell you, if anything?
>>> * What's in the syslog when you try either?

>>> Also, recovery-wise, around how much data are you looking to (hopefully)
>>> recover?
>>> Sent via BlackBerry

>> _______________________________________________
>> Ale mailing list
>> Ale at ale.org

>> https://mail.ale.org/mailman/listinfo/ale

>> See JOBS, ANNOUNCE and SCHOOLS lists at
>> http://mail.ale.org/mailman/listinfo

> --
> James P. Kinney III Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail.
> What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his
> own tail. It won't fatten the dog. - Speech 11/23/1900 Mark Twain
> http://heretothereideas.blogspot.com/

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> https://mail.ale.org/mailman/listinfo/ale
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> From: "ALE" <ale at ale.org>
> To: "Sergio Chaves" <sergio.chaves at gmail.com>, "ALE" <ale at ale.org>,
> devnull at iamdevnull.info
> Sent: Friday, December 13, 2019 12:45:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [ale] HDD Locked Up - Wife business pics in it!

> Have at least as much storage available as the dead drive and run photorec NOW.
> It will try and try and try to pull what it can off the drive. You don't need
> to care about what failed, only how fast can you pull off the pictures :-)

> (This is the perfect situation to have had a mirror drive with 2 different
> makes/models of drives)

> On Fri, 2019-12-13 at 12:30 -0500, Sergio Chaves via Ale wrote:

>> So, here is where I am now...
>> After trying several things, I ended up using a USB docking station ( bios in
>> two PCs gave me errors and failed to boot as SATA). I then loaded an older
>> version of lubuntu (CentOS 7 and both Ubuntu 18.4 and Mint "Tina" failed to
>> mount it regardless of what I tried) and created a file "ignore_uas.conf" in
>> the modprobe.d following the directions here:
>> https://askubuntu.com/questions/1029544/seagate-2t-external-hard-drive-can-not-be-mounted-detected-by-lsusb-but-not-by/1184394#1184394

>> I was then able to see the drive.
>> The dd command says "error reading /dev/sdb : Input/Output error"

>> SMARTCTL says:
>> Failing attribute-32
>> Failing attribute-48
>> Pre-Fail (but OK status) attribute-51
>> Attributes 105, 120, 127, and 254 = Old-Age but with an OK status.
>> Attribute 255 = Pre-Fail and with a "Failed in the Past" status

>> Help?

>> On Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 8:56 AM Sam Rakowski < devnull at iamdevnull.info > wrote:

>>> When you boot to a recovery cd:

>>> * Can you dd if=/dev/sdX of=/dev/null and transfer any data at all?
>>> * What does 'smartctl -a /dev/sdX' tell you, if anything?
>>> * What's in the syslog when you try either?

>>> Also, recovery-wise, around how much data are you looking to (hopefully)
>>> recover?
>>> Sent via BlackBerry

>> _______________________________________________
>> Ale mailing list
>> Ale at ale.org

>> https://mail.ale.org/mailman/listinfo/ale

>> See JOBS, ANNOUNCE and SCHOOLS lists at
>> http://mail.ale.org/mailman/listinfo

> --
> James P. Kinney III Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail.
> What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his
> own tail. It won't fatten the dog. - Speech 11/23/1900 Mark Twain
> http://heretothereideas.blogspot.com/

> _______________________________________________
> Ale mailing list
> Ale at ale.org
> https://mail.ale.org/mailman/listinfo/ale
> See JOBS, ANNOUNCE and SCHOOLS lists at
> http://mail.ale.org/mailman/listinfo

> On Fri, 2019-12-13 at 12:30 -0500, Sergio Chaves via Ale wrote:

>> So, here is where I am now...
>> After trying several things, I ended up using a USB docking station ( bios in
>> two PCs gave me errors and failed to boot as SATA). I then loaded an older
>> version of lubuntu (CentOS 7 and both Ubuntu 18.4 and Mint "Tina" failed to
>> mount it regardless of what I tried) and created a file "ignore_uas.conf" in
>> the modprobe.d following the directions here:
>> https://askubuntu.com/questions/1029544/seagate-2t-external-hard-drive-can-not-be-mounted-detected-by-lsusb-but-not-by/1184394#1184394

>> I was then able to see the drive.
>> The dd command says "error reading /dev/sdb : Input/Output error"

>> SMARTCTL says:
>> Failing attribute-32
>> Failing attribute-48
>> Pre-Fail (but OK status) attribute-51
>> Attributes 105, 120, 127, and 254 = Old-Age but with an OK status.
>> Attribute 255 = Pre-Fail and with a "Failed in the Past" status

>> Help?

>> On Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 8:56 AM Sam Rakowski < devnull at iamdevnull.info > wrote:

>>> When you boot to a recovery cd:

>>> * Can you dd if=/dev/sdX of=/dev/null and transfer any data at all?
>>> * What does 'smartctl -a /dev/sdX' tell you, if anything?
>>> * What's in the syslog when you try either?

>>> Also, recovery-wise, around how much data are you looking to (hopefully)
>>> recover?
>>> Sent via BlackBerry

>> _______________________________________________
>> Ale mailing list
>> Ale at ale.org

>> https://mail.ale.org/mailman/listinfo/ale

>> See JOBS, ANNOUNCE and SCHOOLS lists at
>> http://mail.ale.org/mailman/listinfo

> --
> James P. Kinney III Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail.
> What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his
> own tail. It won't fatten the dog. - Speech 11/23/1900 Mark Twain
> http://heretothereideas.blogspot.com/

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