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Re: "Cloning" a hard drive...

On Thu, Jun 24, 2004 at 11:40:02AM -0700, John Draper wrote:
> In an attempt to "clone" a hard drive,   I connected a 2nd empty
> unformatted drive to my box and started it up.
> The command I used...
> dd if=/dev/wd0c of=/dev/wd1c bs=1028
> Seems to have worked.  I got no errors,  and the operation took about
> 3 1/2 hours.

dd if=/dev/rwd0c of=/dev/rwd1c bs=1024 conv=sync

I'd even recommend using a much larger block size.  It'll go by quicker:

dd if=/dev/rwd0c of=/dev/rwd1c bs=10m conv=sync

Hope this helps


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