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is 'dd' command taking too long? [duplicate]

I set up dd to clone a smaller system 40.00GB hard drive (/dev/sda) to a new bigger 111.00GB one connected via a USB reader (dev/sdb) and Its been going for two hours now. The activity meter on the ...
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How can I know how long `dd` cloning will take? [duplicate]

I have to dd a couple of 1TB hard drives. They are taking several hours to clone and I was wondering if there was any way possible of knowing how fast they are going, how much they have done and how ...
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How to make the dd command be verbose? [duplicate]

I want to make a USB bootable by cloning an image. I did some research and I haven't found a satisfactory way of making dd provide some feedback back to the console of how the progress is going. Is ...
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pv permission denied, but dd works without error [duplicate]

pv is program running above dd. I am cloning my old HDD onto new SDD I bought. It's 500GB of data. I tried to run the following command to copy sda to sdb: ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ sudo pv < /dev/sda > ...
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dd status=progress how to use properly [duplicate]

I am trying to see the status of the dd command with this option "status=progress" but it says that it's an invalid status flag. dd if=example.img of=/dev/sdb bs=512 conv=noerror,sync status=...
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What I supposed to see during Wiping the hard disk with dd command? [duplicate]

I have an issue with upgrading my laptop to ubuntu 18.04 It's slow and not working well in many things( sometimes restarts on its on, slow while using it, freezes, does not detect the usb) all of ...
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How to show the transfer progress and speed when copying files with cp?

Otherwise, is there any alternative command line utility that can achieve this?
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How would I speed up a full disk dd?

I am doing a dd on two identical drives with this command: dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=4096 Both hard drives are the exact same model number, and both have 1TB of storage space. /dev/sda uses a ...
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How to replace my disk without having to rebuild my Ubuntu install? [duplicate]

I'd like to buy a new 1TB disk to replace my old 150GB disk. Is there an easy way to copy my Ubuntu installation with my home folder content, system settings, applications, and so on... so at the ...
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Is my command to clone a drive optimal?

I have done half an hour reading around to prepare to clone my hard drive. It has multiple partitions, including a Windows partition. I am going to buy a very large external hard drive for the ...
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How to copy a bootable NTFS partition from one physical hard drive to another with Ubuntu?

I have a USB flash drive with Ubuntu 11.10 installed that I would like to use for the following task: I have a hard drive with 4 partitions. The second one is formatted with NTFS and contains a fully ...
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Why isn't Ubuntu delivering USB images instead of ISO ones?

So far Ubuntu (and derivatives) has been delivering ISO images to be burned onto optical media. Then there's a tool (usb-creator) to "burn" those ISOs onto USB drives. I could be wrong, but I think ...
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What is the difference between these commands for removing all partitions and which is preferable?

The idea is to wipe all partitions with a terminal command. I found these: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M count=8 && sync and dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1 conv=notrunc ...
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I want to see the progress of dd but when I type this command “sudo dcfldd” Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize that command

I am trying to write Raspbian to an SD card and see the progress of the write procedure, is there another command that will do this?
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How to automatically back up multi-partition harddrive?

I have a laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. I would like a quick process to perform nightly backups of the entire hard drive. The ideal scenario would be to plug laptop into a hard drive, boot ...