slow down dd - how?

Roberto Ragusa mail at
Sat Jul 10 15:12:07 UTC 2010

Jozsi Avadkan wrote:
> How can I slow down dd?
> I don't want to slow down the pc, when generating a big file [~40
> GByte].
> Does ionice work properly?
> Thank you for any help! :\

You can impose a transfer rate limit by piping through the "pv -r" command,
which also gives you a nice progress bar.

Certainly more rude than ionice, but it works if you choose a good

   Roberto Ragusa    mail at

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