Disk died - backup unreadable

Andrew Greig algreig at bigpond.net.au
Tue May 2 22:43:02 EDT 2006

Hi All,
I have had a disk die the day after I saved all my data files from Gnucash to 
DVD.  Unfortunately the the files on the CD have appropriate size, but on 
trying to copy them to my new hard drive I get the message that the files 
cannot be read.  On trying to open a 940K data file from the DVD I get the 
warning about radonly files, but after proceeding a Gnucash message appears 
which states that the file is empty.  I tried copying the whole iso to disk 
and then mounting it in loopback, which was successful for most of my other 
stuff.  I tried opening the last data file in vi but nothing showed up.  
Could not view it in mc.  Are there any answers to this dilemma?
Yours faithfully

Andrew Greig
Melbourne, Australia

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