On Monday 12 May 2003 04:59, Nathaniel Sbar wrote:
Just a simple question from a simple user. Lance
Grover was talking about sending a disk to an image
file on a server. Well, I have an external hard drive
and I've been using dd and gzip to make images on the
external drive, but I was hoping somebody out there
could give me a quick tutorial on how to pipe udpcast
to do the same thing because dd is really slow.
You can save to a file (using the -f option), no problem. For
instance, you can do the following (assuming the disk is mounted on
udp-receiver -f /extdisk/myimage-file.img ...
However, it might still be interesting to find out *why* dd is so
slow. If the cause is not with dd but elsewhere, udpcast will be just
For instance, if this external disk is an USB disk, make sure that you
are indeed using USB 2 mode, and not USB 1. Or, if it is an SCSI disk,
verify terminations, cabling, and verify that the best SCSI speed is