Re: "dd" block size question
Gururajan Ramachandran wrote:
If I want to clone a hard disk drive using "dd", can I
just use an arbitrarily large block size to speed up
dd if=/dev/hda bs=32768k of=/dev/hdc
or is the block size dependent on something and has to
be carefully chosen?
I choose a large number based on available RAM. 32 Mb is fine (though
probably little better than 32k).
What block size should I choose to clone a 40GB drive?
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