Need fast recovery settings for ddrescue
I have a damaged drive that is nearly full with music files (mp3s). It belongs to a DJ and I need to get his files back quickly. The drive is 500GB is size. The drives (damaged and recovery) are connected to the computer via USB adapters.
What settings or parameters would you use when issuing the ddrescue command for this task? Assume the drive has lots of sector errors and that most of the files are 4-10 MB in size.
I need to pull an image quickly so I can start Photorec on it and get back the MP3s. I ran ddrescue for two days with the following command, but only have 4GB so far. As a test, I ran Photorec against the partial recovery image and got back lots of working MP3s. So the data is definitely intact, it's just going very slowly.
sudo ddrescue -v -d -n /dev/Damaged_Drive /Media/Recovery_Drive/image.img /Media/Recovery_Drive/image.log
Also, this morning I checked on the recovery process to discover the following message:
ddrescue: write error: File too large
Any ideas? Please tell me how I can make a quick image? At this rate it could take longer than a month.