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re[2]: Strange system behaviour when copying disks

To: Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx>, Olaf Frączyk <olaf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: re[2]: Strange system behaviour when copying disks
From: Greg Freemyer <freemyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 12:20:03 -0400
Organization: Norcross Group
Sender: linux-xfs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx
 >>  >If I copy disk /dev/hda to /dev/hdc:
 >>  >cat /dev/hda > /dev/hdc the system becomes __highly__ unresponsive

 >>  Ack!

 >>  May I suggest the following procedure for copying disks and information...

Come on, its not that bad.

I use dd to copy disks like the above fairly often.  

Mind you, I do it in single-user mode so the partitions are all mounted 
read-only.

And of course I never try to mount the copy, I just put it into a new server 
I'm building up.

Greg
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Greg Freemyer


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