I am trying to recover data from a failing hard drive using GNU ddrescue on Ubuntu. I used the following command:
sudo ddrescue -f /dev/sda /dev/sdb [path to mapfile]
So far it is working speedily and without issue. My concern is about the destination drive 'sdb'. In the Ubuntu 'Disks' utility, it's contents are listed as 'Unallocated Space' and partitioning is 'Master Boot Record'. What will I see when ddrescue is done? Should I have prepared the drive differently?
Both drives are of equal size and I can see activity on each drive. I'm not sure if the drive I'm recovering data from ('sda') is MBR or not. Thank you for your time.