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 Fastest way to copy files

I was wondering if anyone can suggest a *really* quick way to clone
disks?  (either via network or disk-to-disk is alright)
I have currently built a base (redhat) linux system and would like to
clone this install to other computers, all with similar hardware.  I
looked into rsync but was wondering if there would be a faster way?
Would Norton Ghost be faster?

Additionally, any suggestions on how to copy over 350GB of data
quickly would be very much appreciated! This would definately be a
disk-to-disk transfer.  it's my understanding that cp wouldn't be the
best way to do this?  Could anyone suggest another tool?

Thank you very much.

 Mon, 31 Oct 2005 12:23:59 GMT   
 Fastest way to copy files

try 'man dd'
btw, it has been around much longer than Norton Ghost :)


 Mon, 31 Oct 2005 22:16:38 GMT   
 Fastest way to copy files

man parted
search for cp

ken k

 Wed, 02 Nov 2005 00:39:04 GMT   
 Fastest way to copy files
dd isn't a very good way to do this because:-
(i) it copies empty space as well as the files so takes longer
(ii) it copies over bad blocks etc..

-- rsync would be a good way to do this as any subsequent changes
would be diffs only and it can be done securely over network if
necessary - also it can compress data on fly.

an additional advantage would be only having to learn one lot of

 Fri, 18 Nov 2005 22:35:02 GMT   
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