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 Post subject: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2021, 17:01 
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I've got a customer's 1tb Seagate 3.5" drive that was in a Buffalo NAS customer device. He had tried to update the firmware and it failed. I've removed the Seagate and sure enough it had a lot of bad sectors on it. I used HDDSuperclone Pro and successfully cloned it. I need to convert the disc into something that Windows can read. Is ExFat the easiest way of doing it?


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 Post subject: Re: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2021, 19:15 
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Is the intent to recover the files? Or to use the clone drive by mounting it long term on a Windows machine?

Some to ways to consider:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.howtog ... ndows/amp/

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 Post subject: Re: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2021, 21:12 
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No, customer just wants the data from the NAS drive onto his supplied drive for a Windows setup.


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 Post subject: Re: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2021, 21:13 
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alfarom wrote:
No, customer just wants the data from the NAS drive onto his supplied drive for a Windows setup.

Ok, great. So need.to worry about mounting it. Just extract using a data recovery tool, UFS Explorer perhaps, as it best with ext volumes in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2021, 21:15 
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Haven't got UFS Explorer, does DMDE work for this?


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 Post subject: Re: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2021, 21:53 
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alfarom wrote:
Haven't got UFS Explorer, does DMDE work for this?

I forget if it supports ext volumes.

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 Post subject: Re: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2021, 21:56 
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I can see the file structure on the clone but the Home directory doesn't have anything in it. This is using DMDE


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 Post subject: Re: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2021, 23:14 
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Have to scan, as the file system is probably affected by bad sectors

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 Post subject: Re: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 23rd, 2021, 7:04 
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I'll try DMDE in Linux rather that Windows.


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 Post subject: Re: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 23rd, 2021, 8:56 
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Success. Using a linux system I could see all the data which was in the shared folder and copy it to the supplied drive which is Windows readable in ExFat. I might backup the data, format the donor drive as NTFS and copy the data back.


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 Post subject: Re: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 23rd, 2021, 8:59 
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Nice.
Would definitely stay away from exFAT.

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 Post subject: Re: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 23rd, 2021, 9:12 
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Worked to get hold of the data. As I said, I am backing up the data and converting the new drive to NTFS and will copy the recovered data back.


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 Post subject: Re: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 23rd, 2021, 17:38 
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Were you able to see the shared folder by using DMDE in Linux or just by mounting it ?
I was wondering if DMDE would behave different in Linux.
Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 24th, 2021, 2:15 
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In the end I was able to mount and view the clone in Linux. Copied user data to backup without issue. DMDE can access drives in Linux.


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 Post subject: Re: Copying Linux drive
PostPosted: April 24th, 2021, 10:00 
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That's what I thought.
Thanks.


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