[conspire] disk imaging programs
mailjones at mouseandfrog.org
Wed Mar 26 18:05:48 PST 2003
So hey, I finally got g4u working. It boots from a NetBSD floppy and spits
out a .gz image of your hard drive via FTP. Which is pretty darn cool.
But here's the thing. After wrestling with it, now I'm getting wildly
varying FTP transfer rates -- over my own LAN! I mean, the transfer rate
goes from 800 KB/sec to 36 KB/sec in a few seconds -- I even went so far as
to connect the two machines with a crossover cable to make sure my LAN
wasn't bogging them down.
When it comes to 18 GB hard drive images, even 800 KB/sec takes a while.
Any idea why an FTP transfer over a quiet LAN connection would be so erratic?
Maybe FTP just isn't the right approach when you're dealing with 10+ gigs
of data over a LAN.
BTW, Knoppix is freaking cool. I had played with it previously, and tried
it again today. And what's this I hear about Morphix? I gotta check that
out too. Just like Jack Nicholson said, "Where does he get such wonderful
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