using dd to duplicate disks/partitions of slightly different
sizes - works?
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Sat Dec 1 18:47:00 PST 2007
On Sat, 1 Dec 2007 20:53:41 -0500
Mike Jeays <mike.jeays at rogers.com> wrote:
> I tried using dd with two 80GB disks, using a much larger block size
> (512M), booting Knoppix to make sure the filesystems on the 'input'
> disk were quiescent. It worked, but took an amazing 14 hours, which
> is only about 1.5 Mb/sec. The 'output' drive was on an IDE connector
> shared with the CD device, so that may have been a cause of the poor
Probably that was the cause, I've done a few:
dd if=/dev/random of=<disc> bs=1m
recently, and they all went an order of magnitude faster than that,
even on PATA drives.
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