How can I copy files from dying HDD and also create a log file which will include the status of given file (if it was successfully copied or not?). My goal is to run the backup tool without user interaction and then check log. I'm aware of tools such as dd and ddrescue but this is not what I want because those tools require free HDD which I do not have at the moment. I have enough space on another HDD but I cannot format it. I know that dd, ddrescue can clone the disk into the file but this file needs to be mounted and further processed which is further work.