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Re: [vox-tech] [SPAM?] Cloning image to mulitple usb sticks at once
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Re: [vox-tech] [SPAM?] Cloning image to mulitple usb sticks at once

You are overthinking it. It doesn't matter whether you have one or several images on the source disk... multiple processes will compete for access unless you have 25 hard drives because the disk heads are shared. Fortunately there is caching to alleviate some of this, but you should expect some performance hit trying to do 25 at a time.
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Alex Mandel <tech_dev@wildintellect.com> wrote:

>So I've got a bootable usb stuck I want to clone. It works fine to use
>Clonezilla (partclone) to do one at a time. But I've got to do at least
>25. Does anyone know a way that I can do more than 1 at a time.
>I was thinking of just opening more than one terminal and using the
>source image file, but I'm worried it will just take longer as the
>program competes to read the original image.
>Note partclone or dd must be used because the source usb drive is a 2
>partition setup, with partition 1 being a bootable linux install.
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