dd as an imaging solution.

Sean Bryant sean at cyberwang.net
Tue Feb 6 12:27:36 UTC 2007

Antony Mawer wrote:
> 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, ...)
> --Antony
Exactly. That's what I was really going for. Except Freesbie 2.0 sorta 
doesn't let me write to the character device over the network .

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