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I'm copying files from my sda to my sdb. sda have read errors on it, which means that when a files is written on a read error block, reading this file provokes several read error which freeze the system.

I would like rsync to skip those files, keeping the old file on sdb intact. No problem, I am prepared to possibly loose my latest files.

Is it possible to skip files with read errors? How can I do?

Thank for any advice.

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I know of no way for rsync to gracefully recover from hardware errors. Your best bet would be to do a block-level copy of the device with something like ddrescue. The "rescued" copy could then be rsync'd, or used as is.

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