UPDATE: 2 This seems a lot better than before (Thanks to Groxxda for the suggestions): sudo dd if=/dev/sdb bs=128K | pv -s 3000G | sudo dd of=/dev/sdc bs=128K ETA is about 9 hours for 3TB, whereas ...
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I see a lot of dd related questions, but could not find answers to the following. If question/answers already exist, please point to them, then flag to close, delete or merge. Can a working linux ...
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