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Do you have enough space on another drive to make an image of the drive you want the data from?

You could boot to a live linux USB drive or CD, and use dd to get a raw image
in a terminal, use
Code:
df -h
to view the disks and partitions and where they're mounted. You'll want to find where the drive you want to create an image on is mounted.

If you want to image the entire disk with all partitions, you'd use
Code:
dd if=/dev/sda of=/path/to/backup.img
assuming the drive you want to image is on /dev/sda

Or if you want to image a specific partition (say, the second partition), it's just:
Code:
dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/path/to/backup.img

It's basically just dd if=input-file/drive/partition of=output-file/drive/partition
You could do it in reverse to write an image to a drive, or you could clone one drive to another, or one partition to another drive.

It might also help to use bs=64K, to improve speeds. It's just the block size (how much data it requests at once).
Edited by Apokalipse - 10/17/15 at 3:33pm
     
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