Jared wrote:Are you sure you had the /sda and /sdb correct and didn't clone the wrong direction?
Yep. I triple checked before I started the whole process. The original drive still has all its files, and the new drive, which was previously empty, now has just those two files I mentioned. Those files appear to be text docs, but I can't really tell since they won't open.
Is there a way to verify whether the ddrescue is indeed writing to a specified drive? For example, could a person run the program, let it "rescue" a certain amount of data, then interrupt the program and check if the specified drive has been filled with the same amount?