[ILUG] Hard disk failure
jmglov at wmalumni.com
Fri Jun 15 04:20:37 IST 2007
On 15/06/07, Robert Sweetnam <linux at sweetnam.eu> wrote:
> If the data is critical and you want to get it restored and it is of
> utmost importance and you really, really, really need it, and cost is no
> option the use a data recovery specialist.
But cost is very seldom "no issue" for private individuals.
> If you want to try the myriad of suggestions that have already been put
> forward the by all means do so. But some of them are so off the wall and
> in some cases merely speculative that I would suggest ignoring them
> unless the data you wish to recover is not really worth recovering.
I would not try the freezing trick unless you already consider the
drive dead to you. The freezer trick can sometimes allow you to
recover data, sometimes not. Depends on how the drive crashed.
It certainly should not be used except as a last resort.
This is why backups (and testing of those backups!) are so important.
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