[CentOS] Three Identical systems - short cut to setting up the drives?

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Fri Jul 4 17:09:43 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 11:41 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> <snip>

> Yes, dd is actually pretty slow in wall clock time.  Where it wins is in 
> human time since you just type a short command line and go away, and it 
> duplicates any setup work you've done in addition too installing the 
> packages.

But it's not as slow as most think. They just don't take advantage of
capabilities, like bs=16384. This makes a *huge* difference in both
system overhead and wall clock time.


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