Resolved Cloning a damage drive to another: which options?

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  1. Caesar_091 macrumors regular

    Caesar_091

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    Hi all,

    one of my HD began to show signs of malfunction. I've tried to check and fix dir structure with DiskWarrior and other less powerful utilities without success.

    What I would like to do now is to copy the whole content of the HD to another skipping files on damaged blocks.

    SuperDuper and CCC just stop once a file cannot be read correctly; "rsync -avzh --ignore-errors" via terminal looks to start working good but then it almost freeze and I have to force quit it.

    Do you have any suggestion?

    Is there a software that can split this big task (it's an almost full 2TB HD) into single small tasks (i.e. file level single tasks) that just don't stop once a file cannot be copied but keeps working to the end give me a report of which files have not been copied?

    What about an SFTP/SSH client connecting to local host and tring to do "as a networks task"? DO you have any good client which just doesn't stop in case of errors but keeps coping next file in queue?

    TIA
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Doesn't CCC have an option to "skip over" bad blocks/files?

    I believe there's a "block level" option available, but have never tried it. Perhaps that will skip bad blocks, as well?

    As a last resort, you might try "manually copying" folders and files from the bad drive to a good one.
    You'll need to have patience and keep handwritten notes to keep track of where you are in the process...
     
  3. Caesar_091 thread starter macrumors regular

    Caesar_091

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    Thanks for your answer; unfortunately CCC fails in doing the job and since its a disk full of thousands (millions?) of small files the manual copy is a no go :confused::confused:

    I've successfully used Cyberduck (FTP/SFTP/etc etc) client:
    - the GOOD -> after almost 37 hours I made a copy of all accessible files
    - the BAD -> no way to log uncopied files (I had to check with OmniDiskSweeper each folder size to find those missing something)

    It was not a "mandatory" drive but I've done the job faster then coping back those files from old CD/DVD backups.
     

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