dd as an imaging solution.

Antony Mawer fbsd-stable at mawer.org
Tue Feb 6 06:13:48 UTC 2007

On 6/02/2007 1:47 PM, Sean Bryant wrote:
> Dominic Marks wrote:
>> Check out G4U (NetBSD based)
> The only problem I can see here is that multiple parallel reads will 
> have serious performance impacts, thus greatly increasing the cloning of 
> the disk.
> The solution with dd, tee and netcat would just daisy chain the copy 
> across the network which would be way faster.

Now all you need is G4U to operate in a multicast manner like Symantec 
Ghost Corporate Edition, and your transfer speed wouldn't reduce with 
each additional client (eg. 100mbps for 1 client, 50mbps each for 2 
clients, 33.3mbps each for 3 clients, ...)


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