On 8 Sep 2018 at 17:10, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
Subject: Re: OT: fastest way to copy one drive to another
From: Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan(a)gmail.com>
Date sent: Sat, 08 Sep 2018 17:10:05 +0100
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On Sat, 2018-09-08 at 22:43 +1000, Michael D. Setzer II wrote:
> On 8 Sep 2018 at 20:23, Ed Greshko wrote:
> From: Ed Greshko <ed.greshko(a)greshko.com>
> Subject: Re: OT: fastest way to copy one drive to another
> To: users(a)lists.fedoraproject.org
> Date sent: Sat, 8 Sep 2018 20:23:45 +0800
> Send reply to: Community support for Fedora users
> > On 9/8/18 6:50 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2018-09-08 at 08:38 +1000, Michael D. Setzer II wrote:
> > > > The jetcat-mod is a filter that monitors the process of the copy, and
> > > > info every 5 seconds with this option. The dialog then displays a
running graph of
> > > > the progress along with estimated speed. In the clone case there is
> > > > compression, so the rate is generally the physical speed of disk.
With image files
> > > > that are compressed, the effective speed can vary greatly depending
on how much
> > > > the data was compressed. Mostly just gives progress versus just
waiting for the dd
> > > > command to finish.
> > >
> > > The only results I see from Google refer to actual jet engines, so I ask
> > > where does this come from?
> > I know what you mean.
> > I avoid using commands/tools/utilities that aren't part of the Fedora
> > when answering queries on the mailing list.
> > The exception would be commands/tools/utilities which are easily installed from
> > well-known repos. I try and
> > take care to mention the repo they can been installed from.
> > I try my best not to keep people guessing. And if I do, I give the links to
> > something can be found.
> The link is in the footer of every message I send???
> Joined a Fedora Mentoring list long ago, but it must have been a dead list.
> Got a welcome message, but then message to list gave no responses.
The link in the footer points to g4l, but nothing in your message
mentioning jetcat-mod makes that connection. Only an off-list message
from you explained it, and you then repeated the information on-list.
In my original message to the thread I specified that I had been the
maintainer of the g4l disk imaging project since 2004, and made some
comments. Later there was talk of using dd to do the copy, and I pulled the
one line from the 2000+ line script that specifically does the clone copy
The entire project is on sourceforge with the source code. Project is
completely free, no paid options, no donations. Just an option that some
might find useful.
Wasn't trying to force it on anyone, and just sharing what I had seen over the
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