About Abort and resuming

Asked by Mauro Rossi on 2018-11-24

first of all many thanks, I'm using ddrescue-gui to recover data of a desperate person with Windows 7 partition affected by corrupted bootblock, decriptors and many "slow sectors" which are not readable in Windows.

I wanted to ask about three topics:

1. Abort function seem not be effective (using it on Ubuntu 18.10) as the ddrescue-gui software cannot actually interrupt the recovery session, it asks for root password, but then Wait or Close pop-up appears but Close does not Close, it just loops indefinitely and I need to shutdown when stopping is necessary during very long recoveries.

2. I wanted to ask if I can resume via log file a session that was started with Reverse option, but non using Reverse in the resume.
will it resume as per the former session looking in the log, or will it do something else?
Also I don't know if not setting Reverse again may cause problems

3. Is it normal that reverse is much slower than direct recovery?

Thanks a lot

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Hi Mauro, glad you're finding it useful.

1. Hmm, I thought I'd already fixed this. I'll have another look.

2. Yes, you can do that, you can change any of the settings in the settings window, and the new ones will apply. You can change then as many times as you like, and as long as you use the same logfile you will be fine.

3. Yes, it is often slower, that's quite normal. It also might be that the end of the drive is more damaged and harder to read.

What version of the GUI are you using by the way?


NB: I have found the cause of this bug and will fix it soon.

Okay, this is fixed in v2.0.1.

Mauro Rossi (maurossi) said : #4

>What version of the GUI are you using by the way?

I was using 2.0.0 on Ubuntu 18.10

Thanks a lot for your answers and help


IBIT.ZEE (ibit-zee) said : #5

I have exactly the same questions as Mauro about:

    1. resuming from the log file

    2. reversing the read directiion

I'm using version 2.0.2
ubuntu 64 4.18.0 with LXQT 0.13

My suggestion (it is mostly cosmetic and funcional)
is to put in the file menu a option "Load existing log-file"
and when user selects the log file
the program will fill automatically the "Recovery map file"
and also "Image Source" and "Image Destination"
from the data inside the log file


Please note, I answered Mauro's queries in comment #1. This is an interesting idea. Could you create a new question so we can discuss it there? - no need to resurrect an old one :)


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