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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

That's actually what I was afraid would be the bottleneck. Guess I
better gather several machines together for this. How does the whole
mass network install stuff overcome this?

Do you think it matters if the source is on the hard drive or on a usb

Anecdotally, I have done 2 usb sticks at the same time using Ubuntu
startup disk creator, and it does take longer but not double the time.


On 05/01/2012 02:12 PM, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> 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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> Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.
> 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
>> same
>> 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.
>> Thanks,
>> Alex

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