found this neat utility the other day
here is how to clone and mount the result images

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install safecopy sudo safecopy --stage1 /dev/source /media/mount/dest.img

(if all data was copied then skip stage2 and stage3, if not proceed to stage2)

sudo safecopy --stage2 /dev/source /media/mount/dest.img sudo safecopy --stage3 /dev/source /media/mount/dest.img

list image information file dest.img