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#1 Cyber Akuma

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 07:59

I have a harddrive that is going, and want to make a backup before it completely bites it.

 

Problem is, disk imaging apps like Macrium Reflect tend to fail because the harddive will intermittendly stop working for a while then start working again after a while. This makes most backup apps fail... unless I enable ignore on error, but then I will have holes of missing data everywhere in the backup image.

 

It there any (preferably freeware for windows) disk imaging app that can persistantly retry on error until it gets the entire image? This should work as the drive keeps continuing to work after a while of being unresponsive. I don't care if this will drastically make the drive fail faster, I just want to create a backup from it so I can image it to a new drive before its 100% unreadable. I am going to trash this thing once I get a backup off of it anyway.




#2 ShockD

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:06

If you try to back-up the whole broken disk that's gonna be a tough one. I don't see why would you do that.

 

What I would so it use a cloud that automatically syncs certain folders/files that I actually need. They always tend to keep your stuff up to date so they will always retry. Still there may be some corrupted files as backing up from a source that constantly gives and cuts access isn't something common. You could go to the local PC service center and ask a professional to do it for you, see what he tells.



#3 xplatinum

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:24

Use robocopy. It's already included with Windows 7 and 8.

 

robocopy source destination /mir /sec /r:0 /w:0

 

/mir : mirrors the source onto the destination. this will make sure the destination is exactly like the source (will delete files from destination if files go missing in source)

/sec : keeps NTFS security

/r : retry count. 0 for unlimited.

/w: wait count in between retries. 0 for unlimited.



#4 xplatinum

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 13:40

Use robocopy. It's already included with Windows 7 and 8.

 

robocopy source destination /mir /sec /r:0 /w:0

 

/mir : mirrors the source onto the destination. this will make sure the destination is exactly like the source (will delete files from destination if files go missing in source)

/sec : keeps NTFS security

/r : retry count. 0 for disabled (no retries).

/w: wait count in between retries. 0 for disabled (no wait).

Fixed.





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