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Re: Cloning disks with dd and netcat

On Tue, 27 Jul 2004 14:05:14 +0200, "Volker Tanger" writes:
>True - but DDing a 200GB system disc disc takes quite some time, while
>manually handling partition+mkfs+lilo plus RSYNCing 1.2GB usually is
>LOTS faster...
>Upgrading to servers with newer/bigger discs is also less painful than
>with imaging.
>But for mostly uniform hardware or testlabs (with frequent system
>bashing) it's the leisure-factor that is heavily in favour of DD images,
>I confess...   ;-)

That's why I often do dump/restore followed by dd'ing the first couple 
 bytes ;)

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