> From: bug-ddrescue-bounces+radomir.tomis=dvi.elcom...@gnu.org
<bug-ddrescue-bounces+radomir.tomis=dvi.elcom...@gnu.org> On Behalf Of
Florian Sedivy
> Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 8:33 PM
> Al Grant <bigal...@gmail.com> schreibt am 11.7.2009 10:07 Uhr:
> > When I try "sudo ddrescue -v /dev/sdb/ /dev/sdc logfile"
> > 
> > I get "no space left on device"
> > 
> > I asusme its something to do with the new disk, maybe having to
> > in raw? please help.
> Maybe the error is not about writing to sdc but about writing the logfile.

There would be no "Maybe the error is ..." in case ddrescue would provide
the source of the error (i.e. complete error diagnostics):

   ddrescue: /dev/sdc: Write error: No space left on device
   ddrescue: logfile: Write error: No space left on device

instead of just:

   ddrescue: Write error: No space left on device

This is not the case even in the latest version 1.25 (11 years thereafter).
It took me a while to figure out the real source of the problem.

The error diagnostics is insufficient in lot of software, but I'd expect
ddrescue better than that.

Anyway, thank you Antonio for such a great tool !

Radomir Tomis

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